n Professional Accountant - Bridging the gap - : skills development

Volume 2014, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1680-7537


The newspaper headlines are alarming: a typical example is a headline in October 2013 which screamed, 'Standard of maths teaching in SA at rock bottom, report shows'. This particular article was as a result of a report published by the Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) titled 'Mathematics Outcomes in South African Schools' which revealed that, amongst other findings, the majority of Grade 6 teachers could not answer a question that their pupils ought to be able to answer based on the Grade 6 curriculum. The CDE report went a step further stating that the teaching of mathematics in South Africa is among the worst in the world.

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