Only 3% of Mexico Grad Students Pass English Exam
Murry Page - The Mazatlan Messenger
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February 2, 2015

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Claudio X. Gonzalez, president of the Mexican First, told reporters that of the students graduating from public high schools in Mexico, 97 percent failed the English portion of the exam administered by the Ministry of Public Education (SEP). “These results show that nobody learns English in México’s public schools,” he said.

The study carried out by Mexican First, Learning English in México, was based upon a sample of public high school graduates from eleven cities.

According to a study, 79 percent of students are completely ignorant of the English language. “Only 3 percent scored at the B1 level which, incidentally, is the elementary level of English,” Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez said the lack of command of the English language was so bad they had to create a new category, A0, for those totally devoid of any knowledge.

The Mexican First president said that in view of the fact that in the past five years the government has spent 33 billion pesos ($2.5 billion) for basic education, including teacher salaries, the results are very disappointing.

Gonzales told the reporters that only one in 10 public primary schools and one in 100 indigenous public primary schools have an English teacher. Even in high school, at which level English has been a mandatory class since 1926, two in five schools do not have an English teacher.

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