The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has said it will be challenging the latest court ruling, which set aside its decision to have two leaked matric exams re-written. According to the department spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga, the move has plunged the department into “unimagined chaos”. It comes as Sadtu, Afriforum and[…]
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[…]
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says 10% of learners from Grade 1 to Grade 11 cannot be accounted for following the reopening of schools since the beginning of the lockdown. The Minister was answering a question on how many learners have not returned to school during a virtual social cluster[…]
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has expressed shock over the alleged violence meted out to its members by parents of Brackenfell High School in the Western Cape. In a statement the party claims that they received complaints from parents of alleged racist practices at the school, which they say has[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Sleep consultant Jolandi Becker says it is important to make sure that children are mentally prepared for changes, as more of them head back to school on Monday, following the easing of lockdown regulations. Becker says many children are battling to adapt to the new normal that the coronavirus has ushered in.[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Congress of the People (COPE) says it welcomes the decision by the Speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise to allow an urgent debate next month on the state of education in South Africa. The debate was requested by the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) after President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on[…]
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