SA’s poor maths, science skills hampers innovation
Source: Mosselbay advertiser
“For example, according to the 2019 TIMSS, the country’s average scores are below the minimum benchmark level of 400 for both mathematics and science in Grade 5, that is 374 and 324, respectively, and Grade 9, 389 and 370, respectively.”
NATIONAL NEWS – While the country has established a good foundation in research and development, the continued poor performance in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) remains South Africa’s number one hindrance to innovation.
This is according to the latest South African Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators Report that was launched during a webinar on Thursday.