The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has said it will be challenging the latest court ruling, which set aside its decision to have two leaked matric exams re-written. According to the department spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga, the move has plunged the department into “unimagined chaos”. It comes as Sadtu, Afriforum and[…]
It’s been a tough year, but finally, the Matric class of 2020 begin the final examinations on Thursday. More than a million pupils are expected to sit for the examinations, which kicks off with English Home Language Paper One. The Covid19 pandemic disrupted the education system and Matrics missed out[…]
The Western Cape Education Department has listed some of the available resources that matriculants can use for preparation for the 2020 National Senior Certificate Examinations, which will officially commence on the 5th November and conclude on the 15th December 2020. 1. The WCED’s ePortal The ePortal hosts a variety of[…]
Ridah Khan is standing on the green lawns of the Western Cape premier’s residence with photographers surrounding him and reporters asking questions. Less than two months ago, the Atlantis matriculant had to write his exams under police guard at a police station because gangsters were out to get him. The[…]
With the release of the matric results on Tuesday evening, the anticipation and nerves of those awaiting their achievements must be running at an all-time high. Professor at the University of Pretoria, Kobus Maree has reminded parents of matriculants that now is not the time to play the blame-game but[…]
By Loushe Jordaan-Gilbert As Matric exams come to an end, the stress for parents have just begun. While students are out celebrating their academic milestone, concerns have been raised about “pens down” parties that have become a tradition in celebrating the end of school. Earlier this week suspected matric celebrations[…]
Umalusi has approved the 2019 national senior certificate (NSC) exam results, saying there were no leaked exam papers this year. Lucky Ditaunyane, the spokesperson for the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training (Umalusi) said they are happy that no major incidents were reported. “In other[…]
The Western Cape Education Department has expressed concerns that ongoing strike action by employees of MyCiTi bus services, may cause difficulty for matriculants who are have begun writing their final exams. Communications manager at the Western Cape Education Department Bronagh Hammond said as per the NSC rules and regulations, learners[…]
The Department of Basic Education is implementing a new system that will do away with supplementary exams and replace them with a second national exam, giving students an opportunity to better their results. The new system will save the department money and give pupils more time to prepare for exams.[…]
The Independent Examinations Board is happy with its 2017 matric exam pass rate of 98.76%. This is a slight adjustment from last year’s 98.7%. Over 11000 matric learners sat for the exam and 88.5% of them obtained a university pass. The results were released at midnight. The Board’s CEO Ann[…]
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