Newspapers focus on matric cheats, varsity & Boko Haram

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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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.

It's never too late for adults to complete matric - here's how

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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Newspapers continue their matric results coverage

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

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.

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.


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.

2014 matrics received a better education than previous years - expert

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.

HEADLINES: matric investigations, Zuma & petrol price

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

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.

SA learners are acquiring learning deficits early in their schooling careers - expert

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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Around half the learners enrolled in grade 1 in 2003 made it to matric

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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