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[…]
The director of Stonefountain College has attributed a recent cheating scandal at its Athlone campus as an attempt by the school principal, as well as several implicated teachers to improve the branch’s overall matric pass rate. This comes as the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) on Monday identified 46 students,[…]
The private college in Athlone, Cape Town, where 46 candidates cheated during the 2014 matric exams, has fired its principal, it said on Monday. “Thus far, the school has dismissed the principal who was head of the examinations, and has accepted the resignation of two teachers who admitted to being[…]
Save Our Schools co-ordinator Vanessa le Roux says it is unsurprising that less than 50% of Beauvallon High School’s Matric candidates were successful in the National Examinations given the atmosphere surrounding them for most of 2014. Beauvallon was the only school out of 17 earmarked for closure by the Western[…]
The SA Communist Party (SACP) said on Sunday it supported the decision by the basic education department to not publish the names of matriculants in newspapers. “The SACP hopes that the decision by the basic education department represents the starting point towards individual learners’ results not being published in newspapers[…]
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