Motshekga closes book on OBE

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Johannesburg – Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) will become a thing of the past Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said during the announcement of the 2013 matric results on Monday.

“The nation can be assured that this year [2014] OBE will be a thing of the past.”

Motshekga said in order to strengthen the curriculum, the education department started phasing out OBE.

“The education department is not perfect, it is stabilising education system and it’s time to reap the benefits from our hard work.”

During the nearly two hour-long press conference Motshekga announced the matric pass rate for 2013 has increased to 78.2% from 73.9% in 2012.

Free State matrics scored the highest pass rate for 2013, with a pass rate of 87.4%.

In total 78.2% of the class of 2013 passed.

Matric results for the provinces are: North West 87.2%, Gauteng 87%, Western Cape 85.1%, KwaZulu-Natal 77.4%, Mpumalanga 77.6%, Northern Cape 74.5%, Limpopo 71.8% and Eastern Cape 64.9%

There were a total of 562 112 full-time pupils for 2013.

"The standard of our question papers has improved significantly and is comparable to most international bodies," she said in Johannesburg.

Matrics will be able to get their individual results from Tuesday 7 January at 06:00.

Results will be available at schools, exam centres or in major newspapers. They can also be obtained from the department of basic education’s website.

Western Cape matrics will only be able to access their results online from midday on Wednesday.

- News24
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