A recent poll by Unicef South Africa found that 73% of young people needed mental health support over the past year
The department of basic education’s researcher says the dropout rates can improve to 83% by 2050
One concern is the poor pass rate in maths and a growing number of learners drop to the easier subject of maths literacy.
The education body says the credibility of the 2022 matric results was not compromised, despite instances of cheating and disruptions caused by protests
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
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
Home languages have remained steady, with a 90% pass mark, but other critical subjects have declined slightly
Those involved in the breach must be ‘dealt with swiftly and harshly’
Strict Covid protocols are in place for the exams, with special provision made for those who test positive
Its use ensures timeous targeted interventions to assist decision-makers, teachers and pupils
The metric is poorly understood and is an inadequate standard by which to rate our education system
Even if you have failed, don’t lose hope. You can take steps to improve your situation
Several excellent projects could be expanded immediately — for a meagre R500-million a year
The department believes it will promote equality but others say it’d be wiser to improve public schooling
The education system focuses doggedly on the National Senior Certificate and the outcome of these exams, to the detriment of students.
The basic education department proposes to reinstate an outdated qualification that is useless to pupils.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced matrics achieved a pass rate of 78.2%, with the Free State getting the top marks of 87.4%.
Let’s place the truth about the 2010 matric results on the table.
More than 20% of learners who heard last week that they had passed the matric exams could be left in limbo in the 2011 academic year.
SA’s quality watchdog, Umalusi, explains what it did with the 2010 matric marks.
More than 98% of candidates passed this year’s National Senior Certificate examination conducted by the Independent Examinations Board.
Teaching acumen, not pass rates, is what counts in a good school, writes <b>Alan Clarke</b>.
Basic Education minister Angie Motshekga said on Thursday she was "most unhappy" with the 60,7% pass rate for the National Senior Certificate exams.
Over 97% of candidates passed this year’s National Senior Certificate examination conducted by the Independent Examinations Board.