Education

Gauteng’s top matriculants excited about the future

All top learners from Gauteng received bursaries for their university education

Environmental education is in the syllabus but teaching it is a battle

Institutions and nonprofits have stepped in to provide training, manuals and other support.

Matric results 2021 mapped: how did your school do?

Which schools and districts improved and which didn’t? Our complete guide to the 2021 matric results.

2021 matrics set new record with a pass rate of 76.4%

Most bachelor passes and distinctions in the class of came from female learners

Basic education minister celebrates the top achievers in the class of 2021

Angie Motshekga says 2021’s matrics are in ‘a class of their own’ for having persevered through Covid-19 pandemic for two years

After the results, what’s next for matriculants?

Late applicants will have a tough time getting into a university of their choice.

A gloomy future awaits most of the country’s matriculants

A large portion of the learners finishing high school will join the millions of unemployed youth if they do not pursue further studies

A letter to Matrics

Class of 2021, you have struggled through a generation-defining time. We are so proud of you, whatever the results on that piece of paper

Matric class of 2021 showed resilience, says Independent Examination Board chief executive

Pupils had to adjust to a new way of learning in 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic hit

Court rules matric results will be published in the media

Court grants AfriForum’s application to compel the department of basic education to publish matric results in newspapers and online platforms

Amendments to the Schools Act proposes making grade R compulsory

The Basic Education Law Amendment Bill has been tabled in parliament

Private religious schools’ beliefs in the balance as landmark case goes to court

The outcome might have major ramifications for the autonomy of all private religious schools

Schools show shortfalls amid Covid-19 pandemic

Learners from grade R to 12 return on Wednesday to school for a new academic year.

What do South African students learn when we teach about race?

There is a conspicuous lack of teaching resources to address the historical construction of race in the South African context.

Tech-boosted English classes reach more migrants

Covid-19 lockdowns forced a Cape Town organisation to adapt its teaching methods. Now its language instruction helps those living in other parts of Africa and even beyond

Plans to get education system ready for 2022

The plan to reboot the education system seeks to recover losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and has already recruited thousands to support the drive

The problem with schools boasting 100% pass rates

Schools that boast of perfect pass rates often do so at the expense of weaker learners who are rooted out well ahead of the final exams.

Simons says School in a Box helps him get top marks

The School in a Box device allows children to learn in a fun way even if they don’t have internet or electricity
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