This is why we do what we do:
My 13-year-old neighbour bought me his P3 (third year of primary school) exam paper for first term. One year ago he couldn’t read anything. Now, he is a struggling reader, slowly on his reading journey. When you can’t read, you can’t access other parts of the curriculum, including word problems in the maths paper. His maths is actually not bad, but reading and writing is a barrier to performing well in maths.