Matric results defy concerns - exam body

2012-01-03 20:06
Pretoria - The results of pupils who wrote matric examinations held by Eksamenraad vir Christelike Onderwys (Erco) proved that concerns raised by Umalusi were unfounded, the independent examination body said on Tuesday.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Erco's head of exams, Theuns de Wet, said pupils from Beweging vir Christelik Volkseie Onderwys schools had achieved a 95% pass rate, while those pupils registered with various home schooling organisations had achieved a 75% pass rate.

"Umalusi expressed its concern over the ability and capacity of Erco to hold the examinations countrywide, but the results prove otherwise," said De Wet.

On Friday Umalusi chairperson Sizwe Mabizela said Umalusi had "serious concerns" about Erco's "ability and capacity to run a successful examination process. These concerns range from their ability to set question papers of an appropriate standard to the actual management and conduct of the examinations process".

He announced that the year marks of all Erco candidates had not been accepted and candidates' results were solely based on their examination results.

"Umalusi declares that the moderated marks are a fair reflection of learner performance in the examinations administered by Erco."

Mabizela said that 1 273 candidates sat the matric exams administered by Erco.

The raw marks for 18 subjects were accepted, while three subjects were moderated upwards slightly.

The 39 subjects where Erco had used questions papers set by the DBE were approved without reservations.

De Wet said the fact that so few of Erco's subjects were moderated by Umalusi was an "indication that the standards had been maintained".

De Wet said Umalusi operated primarily in an environment that consisted of structured schools, where as the majority of Erco's pupils were home schooled in South Africa and abroad.

Erco results would be released on Wednesday.

De Wet said two pupils had obtained seven distinctions, and three had obtained six distinctions, two had obtained five distinctions and two had obtained four distinctions.

A further eight obtained three distinctions.

- SAPA
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