Bongani Nkosi writes in the Mail & Guardian online regarding findings that the average grade nine mathematics mark at SA public schools in SA was 13%:
Many rural schools in the Eastern Cape lack maths teachers, for example, he said. “Every second school does not have a maths teacher.
“Something has to be done to assist learners without maths teachers.”
To attend virtual classes by one of the best mathematics teachers in the world – Salman Khan – all these students need is an internet connection and a device that can stream youtube clips. Other than those costs, it’s free.
The Khan Academy could help these poor kids – who have to rely on a failing state education structure for their literacy and numeracy skills – to take responsibility for their own education and future and give government teachers the boot.
Check out the Khan Academy’s Artihmetic and Pre-Algebra course here.