FMF NEWSLETTER 19 December 2018

19 December 2018
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FMF NEWSLETTER 19 December 2018    
FEATURE article  

Voucherising education to benefit low income communities – SINDILE VABAZA

In the 2016-2017 World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report, South Africa's primary education system was rated 126th out of 138 countries.

It gets even more depressing when you dig a little deeper.

Education NGO, Equal Education, claims that when you adjust the matric pass rate for dropouts it falls from 75.1% to 39.25%. Of the 1,022,853 grade 2's who should have written matric in 2017, only 629,155 registered for matric (that is a 38.49% dropout rate). When you factor in that only 534,484 pupils passed, it lifts the dropout rate to an abysmal 47.75%.

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