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A message to the Class of 2020: You are equal to this challenge

Given Covid-19, the ensuing lockdown, and the number of school days lost, the odds have been stacked against this year’s matrics. But our country’s children have previously shown us just how resilient they are

Matrics will write exams in November

The department of basic education has announced that the class of 2020 will sit for its final examinations later than usual.

Catch-2020: Schools at risk, open or closed

Losing an academic year is untenable, but a return to class must be safe and all learners must benefit

How schools could work during Covid

Ahead of their opening, the basic education department has given schools three models to consider to ensure physical distancing

Parents must participate in schools to protect their children

Last week my helper’s daughter started grade 8 at a girls’ high school in Soweto. She told her mother years before going to high school...

Motshekga congratulates poor, rural schools for producing brilliant learners

With 12-million students in 26 000 schools, the education system is under pressure to teach the next generation. Education minister says it’s working

EDITORIAL: State’s empty-headed PR

When journalists send questions to government spokespersons, they do not do so because they are bored and have nothing to do

Motshekga delivers education plans in pre-budget vote media briefing

Minister says key focus will be on teaching children in early grades to read and do maths

Matric results 2016: 18 schools obtain 0% pass rate

The majority of the schools are from KwaZulu-Natal, where 10 schools had no national senior certificate passes.

Education dept mulls baby rape exam question’s exclusion

Basic education is looking at excluding a baby rape question from a matric exam paper after it caused an uproar with teachers, pupils and parents.

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