Union prints booklets for KZN matrics
Durban - More than 344 000 revision booklets have been printed to help KwaZulu-Natal matriculants prepare for their final examinations, Sadtu said on Monday.
"We have printed booklets for all subjects as part of our matric intervention programme because we want to improve the pass rate," SA Democratic Teachers’ Union provincial secretary Mbuyiseni Mathonsi said.
The material would be distributed to all the schools in the province before the end of September.
"Our target is to achieve an 80% matric pass rate this year. We want to beat the Western Cape this year."
Last year Gauteng was the top province with a 78.6% pass rate, followed by the Western Cape with 76.8%. This was followed by the Northern Cape with 72.3%.
KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State each had a pass rate of 70.7%.
"Each and every Sadtu leader wants his or her province to excel. The competition is high and we want to do better than last year."
The matric intervention was printed at Sadtu's provincial head office in Durban in conjunction with Shuter & Shuter Publishers, he said.
"We have decided to do it ourselves because the provincial department of education is dragging its feet. We approached them but we have not seen any commitment," he claimed.
The compilation of revision booklets began in April.