Key Points:

  • There is little doubt that private sector and NGO initiatives in the field of education have led to some measurable successes, and that aptitude tests have played an important role in these interventions.
  • Yet few people seem to be aware of the spread of private sector initiatives of this nature.
  • CDE commissioned JET Education Services to study ten of these programmes in order to establish what makes them successful and whether any of them could be taken to scale.
  • Many learners from disadvantaged backgrounds capable of obtaining university entrance passes in mathematics do not do so either because their schools do not teach mathematics, or the tuition is inferior.
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