PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Malphia Safetybelt Honwane
 
Comments: 22
Article views: 1681
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Malphia Safetybelt Honwane's badges.
 

Pass Rate Percentages Very Misleading

08 January 2014, 19:00

I am strongly against using a percentage to say matric results have improved. 

Firstly, we are dealing with different pupils who wrote in different years. 

The word "percentage" can be very misleading because, if three million learners wrote matric exams in 2012 and half of them passed, then that is a 50% pass rate.

But if six million wrote in 2013 and 55% passed, it’s an increase in percentage but a higher number of pupils failed. 

It's high time we start aiming for 100% every year and treat exams separately and differently.

We must also be concerned about the number of students who didn't make it. There is no such thing as an increase in pass rate percentages unless 100% was achieved.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
22 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Pretty Ribena
MY Life

 Read more...

0 comments 0 views
Submitted by
Shikar Anybodysguess
Biochemical attack

As a motorcycle rider, I was taught to be never vigilante on the road. Read more...

0 comments 0 views
Submitted by
Thulane Che Trosky
Pallo Jordan is our most polished...

Although Pallo Jordan has confessed to his deadly sins, politics will never be the same again. I commend him for apologising to the nation for his wrongdoings. Read more...

0 comments 0 views
Submitted by
Shereen Haripersad
'I could hear the earth rumbling'

My bed and furniture around my room was moving, I could hear the earth rumbling.  Read more...

0 comments 0 views
Pretoria earthquake

I was woken up in the early hours of the morning by the sliding doors rattling. Read more...

0 comments 0 views
Submitted by
Thulane Che Trosky
SAPS failing in their duty

Recently, over the past weekend, an elderly lady died and the SAPS in their investigation into her death declared that she had died from natural causes.  Read more...

1 comments 357 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

20% off all TV Series!

Want to have a chilled day at home? Get 20% off TV series, the perfect excuse to "veg out". Shop now!

Save R700 on the Hisense LED TV Now R2499

Get the Hisense 32” HD ready LED TV for only R2499. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 40% off fashion accessories

Save up to 40% on selected handbags, purses, watches, jewellery and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R2000 on top electronics

Get every day mind bowing savings on top electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

As seen on TV - New book releases at only R199 each

Get mind blowing book savings on new titles. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.