A recent poll by Unicef South Africa found that 73% of young people needed mental health support over the past year
Parents have a vital role in the education ecosystem; however, schools act in ways that leave caregivers feeling alienated and disempowered
One concern is the poor pass rate in maths and a growing number of learners drop to the easier subject of maths literacy.
Parliament’s portfolio committee on basic education has applauded last year’s high national pass rate, but called for strategies to stop cheating in exams
Failing matric not only dents self-confidence, it closes many doors. But help is at hand if you know where to look
South Africa is obsessed with the matric pass rate but this is not a measure of a person’s competence and excludes them from finding a job
Which schools and districts improved and which didn’t? Our complete guide to the 2021 matric results.
Most bachelor passes and distinctions in the class of came from female learners
Angie Motshekga says 2021’s matrics are in ‘a class of their own’ for having persevered through Covid-19 pandemic for two years
Court grants AfriForum’s application to compel the department of basic education to publish matric results in newspapers and online platforms
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.
Learners writing their final exams are motivated by the delicious fare served at an oasis in Delft, Cape Town
Youth unemployment is not often discussed in all its complexities. Like a game of snakes and ladders, this crisis is the result of compounding roadblocks and U-turns that young South Africans face. Solving it requires coordinated action
To be effective, the General Education Certificate must plug gaps, not create new ones
Our government needs to interrogate our education system because worse is still to come through the hands of the youngsters who they have failed
Every year an average of 300 000 learners leave school before reaching matric. Rather than waiting for young people to become disengaged, there are easy ways we can set them up for success
Businesses should focus on developing the type of talent they need because those ‘unicorns’ they are hoping to recruit are just that – fictitious
There is a programme for people to rewrite their national certificate outside of the school system, but they aren’t monitored and they need a study material portal, free data and academic support
This is not the time for faint praise. This year’s class achieved their results amid a pandemic
The minister of basic education released the 2020 matric results on Monday, announcing that the overall pass rate has declined from 2019
The effects of the pandemic will still be felt by learners entering the school system in 2028
The high court has set aside the decision by the department and education quality assurer Umalusi that matrics would have to rewrite two subject leaked just before the matric exams
This follows an urgent application by individual learners and Sadtu, who wanted the court to set aside a decision by the department for a rewrite of two leaked matric exam papers
The Pretoria high court will rule tomorrow on the case of a rewrite of two matric exam papers that were leaked, after learners and a teachers union challenged the decision in court
Themba Daniel Shikwambana, who works at a printing company, was granted bail and is due to return to court in January
Those involved in the breach must be ‘dealt with swiftly and harshly’
The first investigation into the maths paper two leak is expected to be concluded by the end of November.
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
The department of basic education has announced that the class of 2020 will sit for its final examinations later than usual.
After a week’s delay, the basic education minister said the majority of schools are ready to open, but added that ‘the golden rule is, there will be no school that will resume, if not ready to do so’
The department of basic education has developed guidelines to assist schools with minimising the spread of the coronavirus
Education minister says schools will reopen for Grades 7 and 12 on June 1, and she cannot guarantee that “no one will die”