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CAPE TOWN - Africa Melane speaks to Faith Ngwenya, technical executive at South African Institute of Professional Accountants about the rate in which pupils are choosing to drop accounting at school.

Ngwenya says mathematics is a necessary skill that is used throughout our lives, thus it is an important skill to acquire from school.

But, unfortunately, the lack of confidence continues to be a huge factor in students’ anxiety towards mathematics and now according the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) there has been a dramatic drop in the number of pupils taking accountancy at school.

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This article first appeared on EWN : [LISTEN] Why more learners are dropping accounting at school

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