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Schools warned against withholding reports

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has urged parents to report any school that withholds students reports cards due to school fees that are not paid up. Speaking to VOC’s Breakfast on Tuesday, department spokesperson Bronagh Hammond labelled it “unacceptable” and encouraged parents to be open with schools about their[…]

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Matrics anxious ahead of exams

It’s been a tough year, but finally, the Matric class of 2020 begin the final examinations on Thursday. More than a million pupils are expected to sit for the examinations, which kicks off with English Home Language Paper One. The Covid19 pandemic disrupted the education system and Matrics missed out[…]

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Over one million learners to sit for matric examination

Over one million learners are expected to sit for the matric examination on Thursday, the largest group in the country’s history. The Department of Basic Education is administering a combined examination with both full-time and part-time learners. Over 616 000 of those writing are full-time candidates writing their final examination[…]

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WCED resources for Matric 2020

The Western Cape Education Department has listed some of the available resources that matriculants can use for preparation for the 2020 National Senior Certificate Examinations, which will officially commence on the 5th November and conclude on the 15th December 2020. 1. The WCED’s ePortal The ePortal hosts a variety of[…]

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Educators should assist learners cope with backlog: expert

Education expert Professor Mary Metcalfe says educators will have to assist learners to cope with catching up on the backlog of the 2020 academic year, following delays to the calendar due to the COVID-19 lockdown. The Department of Basic Education says despite having trimmed down the curriculum, learners will only[…]

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