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UK Prime Minister Wants Kids to Study Maths Until 18

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By Augustine Mbam - - 5 Mins Read

The prime minister of the United Kingdom is making plans to ensure that students and pupils in the UK keep studying some math until they are 18 years old. More details regarding the reason for this plan will be unveiled when Rishi Sunak (UK prime minister) makes his first speech of the year.

According to Mr. Sunak, the United Kingdom must change its approach to how pupils learn numeracy. UK maths Uni rankings are steadily declining, raising concerns even for the prime minister. 

"In a world where data is everywhere, and statistics underpin every job, our children's jobs will require more analytical skills than ever before. And letting our children out into the world without those skills, is letting our children down," Rishi Sunak said. 

According to the new British PM, only half of 16 to 19-year-olds study math, mainly because they are in science classes, making it mandatory to study the subject. 

For now, those in charge of different educational institutions for pupils are urging the prime minister to broaden his plans for the educational sector. They cited that for pupils, including those in art classes, to study math, they need more funding to make this happen. They argued that this should not be one of those empty promises made by the government. 

"He cannot deliver this reheated, empty pledge without more math teachers, yet the government has missed their target for new math teachers year after year," Labour's shadow education secretary Bridget Phillipson. 

The pressure is now on the United Kingdom prime minister to meet the demands of the educational sector if he wants to keep his pledge. However, his objectives have generated a lot of controversy among citizens. 

Rishi Sunak to Address NHS Issues 

On Wednesday, when Rishi Sunak gives his 2023 speech, citizens expect him to reel out the UK Prime Minister's list of objectives. He will also be expected to discuss his comments in December 2022 about giving UK citizens "peace of mind."

With the pressure facing the United Kingdom's health care system, UK Maths Uni rankings won't be the only issue to discuss. The NHS problem has risen to the top of the UK Prime Minister's list of issues to tackle. While the government is saying that the health care system is receiving enough money to function, the public experts expect them to go to the root of the problem. 

Because of many covid cases, it has been reported that many patients wait outside in ambulances for many hours due to the shortage of rooms at different hospitals.  Rishi Sunak's spokesperson said that the prime minister has provided enough funding for the NHS and is looking forward to improvement in their service.

"We expected to see backlogs and waiting times go up... that is what we are seeing play out,' said the spokesman. We are confident we are providing the NHS with the funding it needs to deal with these issues,' he added. Asked if the NHS is in crisis, he said it was 'an unprecedented challenge," Rishi Sunak spokesperson said.