ARTICLES RELATING TO MATRIC RESULTS

How universities threaten our right to learn

2015-01-26 10:00

So many matriculants won’t just be barred from entering universities because of the deficiencies of basic education, but because they cannot afford it, says Sibu Mgudlwa.

Meet the first Mitchell's Plain school with a 100% matric pass rate

2015-01-13 08:33

Mitchell’s Plain school celebrates ground-breaking achievement.

Via Afrika’s answer to SA’s poor maths results

2015-01-08 16:33

Via Afrika has launched a digital learning initiative to assist in improving South African maths education.

Beyond the inequality debate, education is the difference

2015-01-07 15:30

Despite the cost of tertiary education increasing over the years, the value of a degree in reducing inequality in the country far outweighs the cost, says Vivian Atud.

5 ways to access matric results

2015-01-07 11:07

Get your teen's matric results quickly and easily in a number of different ways.

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The matric class of 2014 were assessed according to the Caps (Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements). Since 1994, South African learners have followed four different curriculum. Education expert Peter Kriel says, thanks to Caps, the class of 2014 received a better standard of education than previous years. Watch.

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Beat the cheat!

2015-01-07 09:15

Tips for kids (and their parents) on avoiding resorting to cheating in exams.

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As Parliament's education committe launches investigations into cheating at some matric examination centres around the country, newspapers continue their coverage of the matric results. Watch.

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Free State matric pass rate actually 39% - DA

2015-01-07 08:45
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The DA in the Free State says the province’s matric pass rate was actually 39%, and not 82.8% as announced by the education department, if the number of dropouts are factored in.

Parly committee supports cheat investigation

2015-01-07 05:00

Investigations into cheating at some matric examination centres around the country will help maintain the integrity of the results, Parliament's education committee says.

Student excels after Jansen offers her a bursary

2015-01-06 16:06
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UFS vice chancellor Jonathan Jansen is beaming with pride after a poverty-stricken 2013 matric pupil he offered a bursary to excelled in her first year of university.

Matric: Eastern Cape remains worst province

2015-01-06 14:39

Despite a slight improvement in the Eastern Cape's 2014 matric pass rate, it remains the worst performing province, with three schools recording a zero percent pass.

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We speak to education economist Nicholas Spaull about deficiencies in the education system. We speak about the idea that preparation for matric begins in grade one. Watch.

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While the country largely celebrates the 75.8% matric pass rate, the more concerning statistic is the half a million learners who dropped out of school before reaching matric. Watch.

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Caps curriculum meant more work - academic

2015-01-06 11:53

The drop in the 2014 matric pass rate could in part be attributed to curriculum changes, an academic says.

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While the country celebrates the 75.8% matric pass rate, education economist Nicholas Spaull explains the pass rate is only one small statistic in measuring the success of the class of 2014. Watch.

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Tone down matric euphoria - Sadtu

2015-01-06 10:03

The education department needs to place as much emphasis on the other grades as it does on matric, teachers' union Sadtu says.

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The national pass rate for the 2014 matric exams dropped to 75.8%, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Monday. Today's newspaper pages focused on the matric results.

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Education system responding to Caps - Naptosa

2015-01-06 09:00

The drop in the 2014 national matric pass rate to 75.8% shows the system is responding to the new curriculum, teachers' union Naptosa says.

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We speak to education expert Peter Kriel from The Independent Institute of Education who explains why parents should not pressure their matrics into career paths their children are uncomfortable following. Watch.

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New curriculum affected 2014 matrics - academic

2015-01-06 08:00

Changes introduced by the Caps curriculum were a possible factor in the 2014 matric pass rate being lower than 2013, an academic says.

Investigate Western Cape matric results - ANC

2015-01-06 06:09
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The drop in the Western Cape's 2014 matric results should be investigated, the ANC has said.

Gauteng top performing province

2015-01-05 23:30

Gauteng's matrics are the country's top performers in 2014, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced.

Group copying strange phenomenon - Motshekga

2015-01-05 22:38

The group copying in the 2014 matric exams needs to be stamped out, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

Matric 2014 pass rate 75.8% - Motshekga

2015-01-05 18:34
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The Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga announced that the matric 2014 national pass rate is 75.8%, a decrease from 2013's 78.2%.

 
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Today's newspaper front pages focus on the consequences of matric cheating, the lack of university spaces and Nigeria in the aftermath of the devastating Boko Haram attack that killed over 2000 people. Watch.

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Meet the first Mitchell's Plain school with a 100% matric pass rate

2015-01-13 08:33

Mitchell’s Plain school celebrates ground-breaking achievement.

Robber, rapist top prison matrics

2015-01-07 21:16

A convicted robber serving a three-year jail term and a rapist serving an eight-year sentence are the top performers among inmates writing the 2014 matric exams.

Prison matric pass rate up 10%

2015-01-07 14:24
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The matric pass rate in the country's prisons increased by more than 10% in 2014, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha says.

Matric Results 2015

2015-01-07 11:05

Find out how the matrics across the nation are feeling about their results.

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In 2012, at 60-years-old, renowned musician Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse returned to classes to complete his matric qualifications. It's never too late for adults to complete matric, says Peter Kriel from the Independent Institute of Education. Here's how. Watch.

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Beat the cheat!

2015-01-07 09:15

Tips for kids (and their parents) on avoiding resorting to cheating in exams.

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A parliamentary committee with investigate cases of matric cheating, Zuma rallies for the ANC to take back the Western Cape and the petrol price will drop R1.27 a litre today. Watch.

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Brains better than qualifications - Motsoeneng

2015-01-07 08:45
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SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng reportedly says getting a "piece of paper" when you complete matric is not enough, as you also need a brain.

Education: Don't complain, get involved - chamber

2015-01-06 21:15

Negative talk about the education system or questioning the integrity of the matric results is unhelpful - rather become involved, says a business chamber.

Preparation for matric begins in grade 1 - expert

2015-01-06 15:09

We speak to education economist Nicholas Spaull about deficiencies in the education system. We speak about the idea that preparation for matric begins in grade one. Watch.

IFP urges matrics to study agriculture

2015-01-06 14:05

The Inkatha Freedom Party says KwaZulu-Natal matriculants who achieved good results should consider studies in agriculture.

EFF laments drop in number of matrics

2015-01-06 12:43

The EFF has expressed concern at the drop in the number of pupils who wrote the 2014 matric examinations.

3 Limpopo schools score zero for matric

2015-01-06 12:04
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The Limpopo education department says at least three schools in the province obtained a zero percentage pass in the 2014 matric examinations.

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The matric class of 2014 were assessed according to the Caps (Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements). Since 1994, South African learners have followed four different curriculum, resulting in "curriculum fatigue", says education economist Nicholas Spaull. Watch.

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The national pass rate for the 2014 matric exams dropped to 75.8%, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Monday. Social media lit up as matrics received their results. Watch.

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Keep pupils in system - Western Cape MEC

2015-01-06 10:03

Pupils should not be "lost" to the education system for the sake of achieving higher pass rates, Western Cape education MEC Debbie Schfer says.

Matric pass rate less than 45%, says AfriForum

2015-01-06 09:00
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The matric pass rate is less than 45% when considering how few of the pupils who enrolled in Grade One in 2003 wrote matric last year, AfriForum says.

Matric Results 2015

2015-01-06 08:32

Find out how the matrics across the nation are feeling about their results.

Zuma congratulates matrics of 2014

2015-01-06 07:00
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President Jacob Zuma has congratulated the matrics of 2014 and has said children had to be taught the value of honesty.

Decrease in 2014 results to be expected - Naptosa

2015-01-05 22:58

The decrease in the matric pass rate is to be expected due to efforts to improve the quality of education, teachers' union Naptosa says.

Matric pass down in 5 provinces

2015-01-05 22:38
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The matric pass rates in five of the nine provinces have declined in 2014, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has said while announcing the results.

Matric results: Embrace failure

2015-01-05 16:00

Passing matric s not the final ingredient of success or a guarantee to a degree and prosperity, writes Mohamed Saeed.

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