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Matric results | 98.8% of pupils pass 2019 IEB exams

A total of 98.82% of pupils passed the 2019 Independent Examinations Board (IEB) National Senior Certificate exams, it was announced on Tuesday. The IEB pass rate decreased from 98.92% the previous year, its CEO Anne Oberholzer said in a statement. IEB 2019 matric results are out! Here are your results[…]

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Marking of matric exam papers begins

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[…]

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2018 matric results approved by Umalusi

The Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training, known as Umalusi, has given the 2018 matric exams its seal of approval, with a total of 796 542 pupils expected to know if they successfully completed their high school careers on January 4, 2019. Senior Manager for[…]

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Umalusi gives 2017 matric results green light

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[…]

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Umalusi says matric mark adjustments above board

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[…]

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Almost zero progress in maths results : Umalusi

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[…]

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26 cases of group copying during matric exams: Umalusi

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[…]

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Matric cheating hearing to start on Monday

Hearings into incidents of mass cheating during the matric examination will begin in Durban on Monday, the Department of Education said. “The [investigative] team will conduct hearings, starting with chief invigilators and invigilators, and then the affected matriculants will also appear before the committee to tell their side of the[…]

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CAPS system showing signs of quality: Umalusi

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[…]

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Report into cheating expected soon: Umalusi

The first report detailing alleged cheating during the matriculation exams at 69 examination centres across the country is expected at the end of January, Umalusi said on Sunday. “At the end of this month, we should be receiving the first formal report,” said Umalusi spokesman Lucky Ditaunyane. He said that[…]

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