Wits revises its health sciences admissions policy

2014-06-25 12:46

Based on recommendations by a task team, the University of the Witwatersrand has revised its Health Sciences admissions policy.

Set the matric bar higher

2011-01-10 07:00

A pass for matric mathematics or physical science is 30%. On a 10-point scale, this means that scholars must get three out of 10 questions right.

KZN sets 80% matric pass target

2010-02-25 07:44

The KwaZulu-Natal government has set itself of a target of 80% matric pass rate by 2014 after achieving a 61.1% pass rate in 2009.

5 arrested for school fraud

2010-02-02 16:23

Five people- including a teacher - have been arrested for forging school reports in KwaZulu Natal, police say.

Zero pass rate 'no surprise'

2010-01-13 13:24

The KwaZulu-Natal school which received a zero percent matric pass rate has had no principal since 2000, and has only six teachers, Sadtu says.

Mpuma ready for school year

2010-01-12 07:54

The Mpumalanga department of education has already delivered stationery to 96% of the schools in the province in readiness for the start of the school year.

More matrics held for paper leaks

2010-01-11 15:44

Six more matric pupils in Mpumalanga have been arrested for their role in leaking matric examination papers, police say.

Suicide: School rate dropped

2010-01-08 22:28

The matric pass rate dropped by 27% at the Gauteng school where a girl hanged herself after failing matric.

Only 19.8% get exemptions

2010-01-08 20:02

Only 19.8% of matrics qualified for higher education, not 32% as Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced, says her department.

Distinction for suicide pupil

2010-01-08 08:08

The Bloemfontein matric pupil girl who committed suicide during the December holidays, achieved a distinction for one of her subjects.

Parties congratulate KZN

2010-01-07 22:07

The ANC and the DA have commended KwaZulu-Natal's education department on implementing strategies which led to an improved matric pass rate.

Dept probes 'cheating' schools

2010-01-07 21:05

The Mpumalanga education department is investigating cases of independent high schools that deliberately helped their matriculants to cheat, the provincial education MEC says.

Education system 'un-African'

2010-01-07 21:04

The "un-African" education system must be blamed for the decline in the 2009 matric pass rate, says the Pan Africanist Congress Youth League of Azania.

Learner used grant to pay fees

2010-01-07 20:05

KwaZulu-Natal's top matric maths achiever used a government orphans' grant to pay his high school fees.

MEC: Plans helped KZN matrics

2010-01-07 18:06

Turnaround strategies implemented by the KwaZulu-Natal education department early in 2009 helped the province increase its matric pass rate by 3.5%, says MEC Senzo Mchunu.

Four out of 10 fail matric

2010-01-07 15:56

Political parties and student movements have expressed concern over the drop in the matric pass rate with some going so far as to say the education system is in "crisis".

Pupils 'not committed to learning'

2010-01-07 14:14

The 2009 matric results indicate problems throughout the education system, including pupils not being committed to learning, according to experts in the field.

Poor results blamed on teachers

2010-01-07 14:09

The KZN department of education has blamed teachers for poor maths, science and accounting results even though KwaZulu-Natal was the only province to improve its matric pass rate.

W Cape pass rate drops

2010-01-07 14:09

Western Cape education MEC Donald Grant laments the decline in the province's 2009 matric pass rate, but is optimistic future results will show an improvement.

Cops keep an eye on parties

2010-01-07 13:08

Cape Town's police plan to keep a close watch on matrics who plan to celebrate wildly or drown their sorrows after the results were released.

Focus on 'gateway' subjects

2010-01-07 11:42

Matric exam results were pleasing but poor results in "gateway" subjects like maths and English are a concern, says the National Professional Teachers' Organisation of SA.

Matric pass rate drops

2010-01-07 08:38

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says she is very disappointed that 60.7% of matrics passed the 2009 exams, saying that steps will be put in place to ensure the system improves.

Gauteng gets most distinctions

2010-01-07 08:14

Public schools in Gauteng have achieved the highest number of distinctions in the country - with 87 matriculants scoring eight distinctions a piece.

Send us your matric results photos

2010-01-07 07:41

Will you or someone you love be getting matric results today? Send us your photos and we'll publish them on News24!

Ready for matric results?

2010-01-06 14:08

Can't wait to know? Access your teen's matric results quickly and easily in a number of different ways.


Matric pass: Are expectations too low?

2012-01-05 10:49

Despite low requirements, many matrics are still failing.

Mpuma pupils hard at work

2010-06-18 20:56

Nearly 35 000 Mpumalanga Grade 12 pupils will go back to school on Monday to attend mandatory winter classes at public schools where matrics performed poorly.

Mokonyane: Focus on education

2010-02-22 16:39

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane says that the top priority for her department this year would be education and has made promises regarding other issues.

Motlanthe pops into schools

2010-01-19 17:06

Learning at schools must not be allowed to be disrupted by anyone, even the president, says deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe.

Rural school in elite Club 100

2010-01-12 22:22

For the third year in a row, a school in rural Limpopo can boast that more than 100 of their matric pupils passed their higher grade maths and science exams.

Last Limpopo matric results out

2010-01-11 16:01

Limpopo has released the last of its matric results, which were delayed because of a "system blockage", says education MEC Namane Dickson Masemola.

DA slams matric 'mistake'

2010-01-09 19:20

The Democratic Alliance has lambasted the minister of basic education for announcing the wrong figure of 2009 matrics who had qualified for bachelor degree studies.

Give us some credit: Sadtu

2010-01-08 21:08

The SA Teachers' Union in KwaZulu-Natal has criticised the provincial education department for failing to acknowledge its contribution to improving matric results.

MEC visits suicide girl's family

2010-01-08 18:04

Gauteng education MEC Barbara Creecy has met the family of the Soweto girl who committed suicide after failing matric.

Zuma: Learn from 'old white schools'

2010-01-07 22:33

President Jacob Zuma has a tough message for townships schools wanting to improve their results: Learn from "old white schools" about discipline.

18 schools get zero pass rate

2010-01-07 22:06

Eighteen schools, half of them in Limpopo, got a zero percent matric pass rate, according to basic education department figures.

Zuma 'seriously concerned'

2010-01-07 21:05

President Jacob Zuma is "seriously concerned" that the matric pass rate dropped to 60.7% from 62.5% in 2008.

4 000+ matrics to join SANDF

2010-01-07 20:05

More than 4 000 matric graduates are set to join the military, the SA National Defence Force has announced.

Union congratulates matrics

2010-01-07 19:04

The National Union of Metalworkers has congratulated the "sons and daughters of the working-class" who passed matric and promised to help some with further studies.

More matrics get exemptions

2010-01-07 17:09

More matrics qualified for higher education in 2009 than in 2008, which Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has described as one of the "positive gains" in the results.

Take it easy - Top matriculant

2010-01-07 14:14

"Relax and take it easy" is the advice of 17-year-old Jessica Hill who obtained 10 distinctions in the 2009 matric exams.

Girl kills herself after failing

2010-01-07 14:14

A Gauteng matric pupil allegedly hanged herself after discovering she had failed matric, police say.

Gauteng results sobering: MEC

2010-01-07 14:09

The Gauteng matric results are "sobering", with the pass rate dropping from 76.4% in 2008 to 71.8% in 2009, says Education MEC Barbara Creecy.

'If you failed matric, try again'

2010-01-07 13:36

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has urged those who failed their matric exams to try again, saying "there is always a second chance".

Matric: 'More needs to be done'

2010-01-07 12:11

The 2009 matric results show more needs to be done to improve the support given to schools, says Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

Matric: Most provinces drop

2010-01-07 10:14

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has expressed disappointment in the overall provincial matric results, with only KwaZulu-Natal improving its pass rate.

Matric results: Minister's full speech

2010-01-07 08:27

Statement by the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, on the National Senior Certificate Grade 12 Examination results for 2009.

Matrics start celebrating

2010-01-07 07:51

More than 585 000 matriculants across the country are receiving their results, amid reports that the 2009 examinations proceeded well, and without major glitches.

57% pass matric in KZN

2010-01-07 07:27

More than 57% of the 140 089 pupils in the KwaZulu-Natal class of 2009 have passed the National Senior Certificate examinations, according to results.

97% pass IEB matric exams

2009-12-30 09:30

Over 97% of candidates have passed this year's National Senior Certificate examination conducted by the Independent Examinations Board (IEB).

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