Pupil gets a zero for swearing

2014-02-06 15:29

A pupil's matric result has been declared null and void after he swore in an examination paper, a spokesperson for Western Cape Education MEC Donald Grant says.

12 end-of-year exam tips

2013-10-25 13:49

Take the stress out of exams with these handy tips (and a silly video).

SA teachers failing in maths

2011-04-04 18:15

A survey shows that some South African maths teachers are unable to do simple tasks like calculate percentages.

Maths paper: No decision yet

2009-12-22 09:42

Umalusi, the council for quality assurance in education, is aware of the complaints about the first maths grade 12 exam paper but no decision has been made about adjusting the grades.

Matric results on schedule

2009-12-20 20:22

All provinces will release their matric results on January 7 as scheduled, according to the department of basic education.

Matric exam breach probed

2009-11-18 13:06

The Gauteng education department has instituted a "detailed investigation" into what it has termed a "minor breach in matric exam security".

Matric leak teacher in court

2009-10-22 19:04

A teacher and two pupils from a private school in Mpumalanga have appeared in court in connection with stealing papers for this year's matric exams.

Matric certificates: complaint

2009-08-19 19:27

A complaint has been submitted to the SA Human Rights Commission about the basic education department's delay in issuing matric certificates.


Matric pupils writing their final dramatic arts paper were asked to describe how an actor could portray the rape of a baby by using a broomstick and a loaf of bread. Watch.

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Concerns over matric 2012 physics paper

2013-01-10 14:07

A Stellenbosch University lecturer has highlighted omissions in the senior certificate physical sciences paper of 2012.

Hey, teachers, don‘t leave our kids alone!

2010-08-05 09:07

Is there any way we can find a solution that satisfies both teachers’ and learners’ rights?

80% of matrics to fail maths?

2009-12-21 07:36

A mathematics consultant has warned over 80% of matriculants will fail maths exam paper 1 (algebra) if their grades aren't adjusted.

Matric results out January 7

2009-11-19 22:03

"All systems are ready" and the matric exam results will be announced on January 7, the basic education ministry has announced.

Matric exam leaks: dept ready

2009-10-22 22:22

Despite the leakage of some 2009 matric exam papers, the department of basic education says that necessary steps are taken to ensure the integrity of the exams.

Matric paper leak

2009-10-21 22:31

Three people, including a teacher, have been arrested in Nelspruit after they were found in possession of leaked 2009 matric examination papers.

Matric marking: 'Change needed'

2009-07-13 21:02

The process of marking matric papers is unfair as it fails to recognise English is not the mother tongue of most pupils, Sadtu says.

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