matric exams

COSAS welcomes high court ruling on rewrite of matric exams

The Congress of South African Students (Cosas) on Friday said that it was relieved that matriculants would not be punished for a few pupils that cheated. This after the High Court in Pretoria set aside the Basic Education Department’s decision to undertake a national rewrite of two leaked exam papers. Judge Norman Davis declared[…]

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WCape achieves the highest bachelor’s passes

The Western Cape has achieved the highest percentage of bachelor’s passes in the country, with 39.1% of learners. Last night, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced that the class of 2017 had scored a 75.1% pass rate, a 2.6% improvement from 2016. The Western Cape had an 82.8% pass rate[…]

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Matric exams will be error-free: Basic Education

The Department of Basic Education has given the assurance that this year’s matric exams will be error-free and with no irregularities. The 2014 matric examinations across seven provinces were riddled with group cheating and copying. The examinations will start on October 26. Speaking on AM Live, the Chief Director of[…]

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Principals concerned over Eid al-Adha matric paper

School principals and community members have raised concerns after a matric maths paper was scheduled to be written on the same day as Eid al-Adha. The paper and Eid al-Adha coincide on September 12, 2016. According to principals, the matter was raised with district officers in their areas but no[…]

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26 cases of group copying during matric exams: Umalusi

Monitoring body Umalusi said on Wednesday that it there have been a number of cases of group copying during the department of basic education’s matric exams in four provinces. Umalusi Council chairperson Professor John Volmink told reporters in Pretoria that a total of 26 alleged cases of group copying were[…]

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Ryland’s High student scoops EMSS award

A female medical student at Stellenbosch University has brilliantly scooped up the Western Cape and Engen Maths and Science Schools (EMSS) National Student of the Year award over the weekend. Faatimah Jada, spoke to the Voice of the Cape to celebrate her outstanding achievement. ”I grew up in Pietermaritzburg, attended[…]

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