ARTICLES RELATING TO MATRIC RESULTS

Yet another awful day in Africa

2016-01-06 10:03

Marisa Crous discusses why so many resort to blaming the underprivileged, whilst ignoring the grave disparity when it comes to opportunity.

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.

Prison matric pass rate up 10%

2015-01-07 14:24

The matric pass rate in the country's prisons increased by more than 10% in 2014, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha says.

Brains better than qualifications - Motsoeneng

2015-01-07 08:45

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

What are the matric pass requirements?

2016-01-06 09:01

If you're in the dark about what the minimum pass requirements for matric are, here's all you need to know.

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.

Free State matric pass rate actually 39% - DA

2015-01-07 08:45

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

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.

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.

3 Limpopo schools score zero for matric

2015-01-06 12:04

The Limpopo education department says at least three schools in the province obtained a zero percentage pass in the 2014 matric examinations.

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.

Matric pass rate less than 45%, says AfriForum

2015-01-06 09:00

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.

Mixed reactions to matric pass rate

2015-01-06 08:00

Political parties have expressed mixed reactions to the 2014 matric pass rate.

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