matric exams

Stonefountain director addresses cheating scandal

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,[…]

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WCape cheating college principal fired

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[…]

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Beauvallon’s pass rate unsurprising: Save Our Schools

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[…]

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SACP supports non-publishing of names

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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Matric results preperations underway

The education department on Friday said all was on track for the release of matric results early next year. “Preparations for the release of National Senior Certificate examinations results are well underway,” said department spokesman Elijah Mhlanga in a statement. “The department…is on schedule to announce the national and provincial[…]

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