The government implemented the decision through a language policy for schools that sets down that learners should be taught in their home language from grades 1-3 and in English from grade 4 onwards. However, despite high levels of spending on education, failure rates as a whole remain alrmingly high. For example, only four in ten (39%) learners starting school in 2009 are expected to reach grade 12.

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