We found out this week that 81% of South African grade 4 pupils could not read for meaning in any language, the highest percentage of all 57 participating countries and regions in the study. We also experienced the largest decline in test scores between 2016 and 2021. To put this in perspective, of the 1.1-million children in grade 4, about 900,000 can’t read. To call these findings anything other than devastating would be a euphemism and an injustice.
READ THE WRITING ON THE WALL: WE FACE A GENERATIONAL CATASTROPHE
BACOBELELANE ngamaqhinga okugqugquzela abafundi bamabanga aphansi ukuthi bathande ukufunda emcimbini wenhlangano engenzi nzuzo i-Umlambo Foundation eyasungulwa ngowayeyisekela likamengameli kuleli uDkt Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, eThekwini. Read full
Former deputy president Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says South Africa’s literacy crisis can only be resolved by children reading more often when they are young. Read full
HP LAUNCHES INNOVATION AND DIGITAL EDUCATION ACADEMY TO EQUIP SOUTH AFRICAN EDUCATORS WITH DIGITAL TOOLS
HP Inc. has launched the HP Innovation and Digital Education Academy (IDEA) in collaboration with Umlambo Foundation, a non-profit focused on improving the quality of