The Basic Education Department on Saturday said it would challenge some aspects of the judgment which overturned its decision for a rewrite of two leaked matric exams. The High Court in Pretoria set aside a decision to have grade 12’s rewrite the second papers for maths and physical science, ruling that[…]
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[…]
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says matric students will not have to rewrite Maths Paper Two, following a leak, discovered this morning. She says they are busy trying to identify those learners who were in possession of the paper. It’s believed a small number of learners in Gauteng and Limpopo[…]
Some matric learners at Spes Bona High School in Athlone on the Cape Flats say the fear of contracting the coronavirus has increased the pressure they feel as they make final preparations for their exams. The class of 2020 will start their matric exams in earnest on Thursday. Over 95[…]
The Western Cape Department of Education Transport and Public Works is calling on public transport operators to assist with getting matric candidates to their exam centres on time. In a joint statement, the departments stressed that most candidates solely rely on public transport to get to the exam venues every[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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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