Almost every nation in Africa is inspired by South Africa in terms of economic growth. But wait a minute, is South Africa really up there, well let’s see! In the recent world economic forum Global Information Technology Report of 2015, on mathematics and science education rankings, South Africa emerged as the worst country from the ranking. Refer to Link 0.
Actually, it is indeed astonishing that in the global rankings conducted by OECD every 2 years in the fields of science, reading and mathematics, there isn’t a single representative from Africa. Is it because the continent is still under developed? well not directly but yes, it has something to do with it. The fact of the matter is that there seems to be a one-to-one correspondence between education (particularly math and science) and economic development as discussed in the OECD findings see: Link 1, Link 2.