In South Africa, the math academic is not looking so good. These results have caused struggling to overcome inequality and give services to all citizens. The government have tested about 7 million students in 24,000 schools: the results are not what they expected. Students are being left behind in the math curriculum.
The average first graders have a score of 68 percent in math. Compare to the ninth-graders, the score was very low. Barely 2 percent of the ninth-graders scored more than 50 percent in math tests. The department of basic education said that not everything is bad news, third graders gained higher scores than last year. Thirty-seven percent of third-grade math students scored more than 50 percent in the math test this year, compared to 17 percent last year.
South Africa nation spends 207 billion rand, which is about $23 billion in U.S. dollars. This budget educated an estimated of 12 million students. This budget will increase in the next year to about 236 billion rand.