Jamaica

In maths we have a journey to travel, says Samuda

WHEN it comes to performance in mathematics, of the 169 public high schools in the country, 79 are categorised as critical, meaning that they consistently perform below the standard 50 per cent pass mark.
Add that to statistics revealing that only about 30 per cent of the teachers of mathematics are trained to deliver the subject, and elements behind the decline in this year’s CSEC exam grades — and the struggle to achieve national success in the subject — become apparent.

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