MEC Debbie Schafer

WCape achieves the highest bachelor’s passes

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[…]

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MEC praises “outstanding” WCape Matrics

As matriculants breathe a sigh of relief, the Department of Basic Education begins the task of working to assess and improve basic education across all provinces. Last night, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced the release of the results and commented on the results across the country. This year’s national[…]

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No withholding of report cards: MEC

Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer has urged principals to release the report cards of all pupils, regardless of whether they had outstanding debt with the school or not. “My office received a number of complaints from parents last year that schools had refused to release their children’s reports cards[…]

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Gugs school raid goes wrong

A raid at the Fezeka High School in Gugulethu on Thursday went embarrassingly wrong, with provincial education MEC Debbie Schafer questioning the police’s capability of dealing with search and seizure operations at schools. The operation was aimed at addressing the issues of drugs and gang violence highlighted by educators and[…]

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