South African education system ranks low in Global Competitiveness Report

South African education system ranks low in Global Competitiveness Report

- According to a report published by the World Economic Forum, South Africa's education system ranked extremely low

- Out of 138 countries, SA was ranked 134th in the higher-education and training category

- According to Siph Ndlovu, a believer in conservatism, whites were not the enemy of black progress, but the poor education system was

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South Africa definitely has it problems- corruption is almost synonymous with the government and police officers are often accused of not doing their jobs properly, just to name a few.

But, according to the World Economic Forum's 2016-17 Global Competitiveness Report, the country's education system is also down the drain.

A Twitter user names Siph Ndlovu, posted the rankings online. According to the report, SA's primary-education system was 126th out of 138 countries, where the higher-education and training system ranked 134th.

This means South Africa's education system came almost last in the higher-education and training category, with the primary-education system doing only slightly better.

Ndlovu said the poor educational standards was the enemy to black progress, not white people.

Ndlovu made decent point. Education is crucial to success in any country's economy. Recently, Julius Malema called on South Africans to take up studies in Agriculture, adding "land is coming".

But, with such poor education standards, would aiming for degrees or diplomas really help black people advance in the South African economy?

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The post sparked a conversation on Twitter, with social media users agreeing that the education in South Africa was not up to par and the government should address these issues.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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