They can’t function without calculators and computers. A few weeks back I bought a short piece of pipe at a hardware store. I told the black guy I want 5m of it. I asked him how much will it be? He said it sells for R7 per metre. Then he said: “It will cost 5 x 7” and he kept repeating that until we got to the till and the black woman put in 5 x 7 and then she said “R35”. Neither of them knew the answer until she typed it on the screen and saw the answer. I knew all along what the answer was. I was just caught by surprise that even 5 x 7 is a mystery to some of them!
Don’t think this is “an education problem”. Its not. Its an IQ problem. That’s all there is to it.
BTW Botswana on the chart is a neighbouring black country and one of the better ones. But you can see even they are struggling. Its not a Govt thing, its a race thing. Jan]
Here’s a standard black/white IQ distribution chart:-