Improving Mathematics Teaching is Imperative

23 July 2014.


The IFP in the KwaZulu Natal Legislature calls for urgent improvement of mathematics teaching.


"A report that matric mathematics teachers performed dismally in their subject calls for urgent intervention in order to stop the cycle of ‘poor teacher- poor learner’ syndrome in mathematics. Quality teaching leads to quality education and this must become the norm in all schools in KwaZulu-Natal," said Mrs Thembi KaMadlopha-Mthethwa, MPL, IFP KZN Education Spokesperson.


"If we want to improve student learning, we must find a way to improve teaching. Secondly, we need to determine how our policy initiatives have influenced classroom practice. Education must become the top priority for KZN as it is the only worthy path to true liberation,” she continued.


“We also call on for fast tracking of the re-opening of teacher training colleges that were shut down by the ANC-led government as this will go a long way towards producing well-trained and better qualified educators," Mrs kaMadlopha-Mthethwa added.


“The IFP will write to the Basic Education Portfolio Committee Chairperson to consider the importance of finding better ways of teaching maths,” she concluded.


Issued by:

IFP KZN Spokesperson on Education

MPL Thembeni kaMadlopha-Mthethwa, 071 884 3844, 079 114 3015


For media enquiries: 

Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP KZN Legislature Media Officer, 073 024 5675