In February, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said spending on South Africa’s education would grow from R207billion in 2012-13 to R236billion in 2014-15.
Actually, South Africa has one of the highest rates of public investment in education in the world. At about 7% of gross domestic product (GDP) and 20% of total state expenditure, the government spends more on education than on any other sector. Which is awesome.
But get this; with all this money spent on education, the folks at the World Economic Forum (WEF) have the nerve to rank the quality of Maths and Science education in South Africa among the worst in the world.
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