Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says her department does not have any plans at the moment to close schools. The Minister says those that are planning to shut down schools forcefully will be dealt with by law enforcement. On the site visit to various schools in Limpopo, Motshekga says parents[…]
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has told Parliament that plans are at an advanced stage for the standardisation of assessments for grades three, six, and nine. This will be accompanied by the introduction of a general education certificate before grade nine. Speaking during her department’s budget vote debate on Thursday,[…]
Nationally schools have welcomed back Grade 7 and 12 pupils under new health protocols on Monday. Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga briefed the nation on Sunday afternoon on the plan for schools to finally reopen after a fitful process to get them fully prepared to fight the coronavirus pandemic[…]
About 95 percent of schools around South Africa are ready to re-open under the coronavirus (Covid-19) level 3 lockdown regulations, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Sunday. “We can now say with confidence that about 95 percent of our schools have been ably provided with the Covid-19-related imperatives. The[…]
Grade 9 may soon be an exit point for schooling as the Department of Basic Education works on introducing a general education certificate. During her address at the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union congress at the Nasrec Expo Centre on Thursday, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said a draft framework[…]
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says she is confident that her department will eradicate the remaining 3 898 pit latrines in the country’s schools “within the next three years”. To date, 787 schools have been provided with appropriate sanitation facilities, with construction at 841 schools either in the planning, design[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated the matric class of 2018 for keeping the pass rate above 70%. On Thursday evening Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced that the overall 2018 pass rate, with progressed pupils included, stands at 78.2%. This was a 3.1 percentage point improvement from the 75.1% achieved in[…]
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