A South African think tank said Sept. 23 that it has lined up volunteers to tutor on a popular mobile phone platform after a nationwide teachers' strike left students unprepared for final exams, reports the Associated Press. With exams for graduating students a month away, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is concentrating on math. Students can download study materials from MXit and exchange messages with tutors. "MXit is cheap and efficient," said Laurie Butgereit, who is overseeing the tutoring effort, called Dr. Math. More than 1,000 MXit messages can be sent for one rand, about 15 U.S. cents....

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