Cape Town – The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has rejected claims that it is not giving schools sufficient resources for Maths and Science, even as the number of pupils dropping the subjects remains high.
According to the department, Covid-19 — which saw rotational timetables being introduced — the loss in teaching time and curriculum coverage contributed to pupils changing from the subjects to “boost their total scores and to be able to access higher education institution”.
In Grade 12 this year, 3 373 pupils switched to maths literacy, with the figure for last year being 3 857, and 3 484 in 2020.
Education MEC David Maynier said post-pandemic, the WCED had developed…
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