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Department of basic education edges closer to releasing matric results

The basic education department has said that it is almost done with the marking process and that the capturing of marks is in progress.

Death and anxiety rife at matric marking centres as schools reopening delayed

Education department delays 2021 academic year as the Covid-19 death and infection rates rise rapidly, but assures 2020 matrics that results will be released on time

Exam rewrite court case disadvantaged the class of 2020

The education body Umalusi was correct in calling for swift and decisive action after two exam paper leaks were discovered. Instead, the decision to rewrite the exams was challenged in court, which is detrimental to school-leavers

‘Decision not to rewrite has caused a crisis,’ says basic education head

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

‘No national matric rewrite’, says court

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

Matric results may be withheld if rewrite decision is set aside

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

Sadtu says Motshekga bowed to pressure from Umalusi to allow rewrite

The teachers union and several learners will appear before the Pretoria high court on Thursday, where they will ask that Motshekga’s decision for a national rewrite of two leaked matric exams be set aside

Learners take Motshekga to court over matric rewrite

This is after the minister announced on Friday that there would be a rewrite of the two subjects that have been leaked to protect the integrity of the exams

Matrics to rewrite two leaked exam papers

The maths and physical science question papers will be rewritten on 15 and 17 December to protect the credibility of the national senior certificate

Testing times for grade 12 learners

Strict Covid protocols are in place for the exams, with special provision made for those who test positive

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

Home education is a viable alternative

The method is a viable alternative for parents who struggle to get children placed in schools, where high demand has led to limited spaces.

Jail awaits if you fake your matric

Education quality assurer Umalusi has raised a red flag about two websites that sell fake matric certificates, a criminal offence

Private schools not above the law

The Constitution rules against discrimination and for the protection of children at all schools

Matric marks adjusted only if necessary

Standardisation eliminates discrepancies that have nothing to do with pupils’ abilities.

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