The Western Cape Education Department hopes to retain a matric pass rate of above 80% . Results for the National Senior Certificate examinations are scheduled to be released on Wednesday. More than 53,000 full-time students sat for last year’s final exams in the province. Next week marks the end of[…]
While many South Africans are on holiday thousands of matriculants await the release of the 2019 matric results which will be released on the 3rd of January. During this time of year many candidates experience anxiety and panic attacks during what seems to be “the longest period of their lives”.[…]
Tight security measures and system improvements have paid off for the Department of Basic Education‚ with not a single question paper leaked for the first time in years. Despite minor incidences of individual irregularities where candidates were caught with script notes and cell phones in examination centres‚ Umalusi is satisfied[…]
Education experts say there is nothing fishy about the standardisation process used by the Council for Quality Assurance in Further Education and Training‚ Umalusi‚ in the wake of criticism of the process by the Democratic Alliance (DA). In an open letter addressed to Umalusi CEO Dr Mafu Rakometsi‚ DA education[…]
There has been almost no progress in learner performance in mathematics in recent years, said Umalusi chairperson Professor John Volmink on Thursday. He also said the performance in mathematical literacy – considered the “soft option” – was almost as “critically low” as in mathematics. Volmink added that, while there were[…]
The education system in South Africa is showing signs of quality despite a drop in the Matric pass rate, according a spokesperson for educational oversight body, Umalusi. This comes after Basic Education Minister Angie Motshegka, announced a 75.8% pass rate for the class of 2014; a drop from the previous[…]
The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has acknowledged that there were several factors and changes in the education system that may have contributed to a drop in the province’s overall matric pass rate. The final ratings for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams were revealed by Basic Education minister Angie[…]
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