ARTICLES RELATING TO MATRICS

2 800 pupils involved in matric cheating

2015-01-30 15:31

More than 2 800 matric pupils and at least 34 teachers and principals in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape are allegedly involved in mass cheating.

Matric mystery: What happens to all the girls who get bachelor passes?

2015-01-20 14:05

Girls with bachelor passes are flooding into higher education - so why don’t they end up in jobs? News24 finds out more.

University not the only option - Nzimande

2015-01-12 17:03

Post-matric students should consider alternatives other than university, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says.

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 pass rate set to drop

2015-01-04 20:31

The matric pass rate is set to drop for the first time in five years, according to the man responsible for exam quality control.

Matric: SACP supports non-publishing of names

2015-01-04 14:35
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The SA Communist Party says it supports the decision by the basic education department to not publish the names of matriculants in newspapers.

Maths, physics results worse than 2013 - Umalusi

2014-12-30 22:26
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The 2014 matric results for mathematics, mathematics literacy and physical science are worse than in 2013, monitoring body Umalusi says.

Dept on track to release matric results

2014-12-26 22:03

The education department says all is on track for the release of matric results early next year.

3 matric pupils die in party brawl

2014-12-01 10:27

Brawl at school-leaving party leaves 3 dead in stabbing incident.

Names to be withheld from matric results

2014-11-25 23:01

Matric results published in newspapers would only reflect the ID and exam numbers of pupils and not their names, the department of basic education has announced.

'Celebrate responsibly', govt tells matrics

2014-11-25 13:00

Stern message issued to matrics to put safety first when it comes to partying.

Matric vac: Rite of passage or dead end?

2014-11-13 13:01

Thousands of matriculants in SA will soon take to the roads to celebrate Matric break. This 'rite of passage' will, as usual, prove deadly for some of them. Read this, and perhaps not...

Few hiccups as matric exams start

2014-10-27 21:01

An asthma attack, a car accident, and community unrest has caused minor problems on the first day of matric exams across the country.

KZN education dept made mistakes, court told

2014-08-25 13:08

The KwaZulu-Natal education department has made mistakes with pupils' matriculation certificates and exam numbers, a former school principal has told the Durban Regional Court.

Gauteng premier congratulates matrics of 2013

2014-01-07 19:11

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane has congratulated the matric class of 2013 for improving the province's matric pass rate.

Matrics upset by rape question unprepared - Umalusi

2013-11-27 16:49
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Examination authorities say drama pupils offended by a question relating to baby rape in a matric exam paper were unprepared.

Missing the mark

2013-01-10 07:33

What matters is education quality, not the matric rate, says Geoffrey Chapman.

Nzimande welcomes matric pass rate

2013-01-04 08:58

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has welcomed the improved matric pass rate, saying he is particularly pleased with the maths result.

Matrics, get it rite!

2013-01-03 15:25

Georgina Guedes has one message for this year’s matriculants – when it comes to written communication, the hard work is just beginning.

Registration open for matrics

2010-01-11 14:03

The basic education department says matrics have until January 22 to register for supplementary exams in subjects they failed, were unable to write or want to improve their marks in.

 

Matric mystery: What happens to all the girls who get bachelor passes?

2015-01-20 14:18

Girls with bachelor passes are flooding into higher education - so why don’t they end up in jobs? News24 finds out more.

VIDEO: Your business can join maths movement

2015-01-14 05:00

Now that Via Afrika has launched a tool to solve the country’s shocking maths level, corporates are able to team up to sponsor special zones at schools.

Cheating matrics could face 3-year ban

2015-01-12 16:13

Matriculants found to have cheated could be banned from writing matric for the next three years, the education department says.

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%.

Report into cheating expected soon - Umalusi

2015-01-04 18:27

Umalusi says the first report detailing alleged cheating during the matriculation exams at 69 examination centres across the country is expected at the end of January.

DA calls for info on matric cheating

2014-12-31 22:30
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The DA has called on Umalusi to provide more information about the matric exam copying in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.

Cheating in matric exams - Umalusi

2014-12-30 18:07
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Results will be withheld in 58 matric examination centres in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape following copying, monitoring body Umalusi says.

3 matric pupils die in party brawl

2014-12-05 09:25

Brawl at school-leaving party leaves 3 dead in stabbing incident.

3 matric pupils die in party brawl

2014-12-01 10:28

Brawl at school-leaving party leaves 3 dead in stabbing incident.

Few irregularities in matric exams - dept

2014-11-28 22:32

Despite threats of protests in some parts of the country, the matric exams have been conducted smoothly.

'Party hard but party safely' warning for matrics

2014-11-25 13:00

Stern message issued to matrics to put safety first when it comes to partying.

Matric exam worries amid Joburg taxi strike

2014-11-17 12:24

The taxi strike that left commuters stranded in Johannesburg is expected to also disrupt matric pupils writing exams, the Gauteng education department says.

Educ dept's response to report denialist - DA

2014-11-12 19:51

The DA says the basic education department has a denialist response to a ministerial task team report on the National Senior Certificate.

MEC has high hopes for Gauteng matrics

2014-10-01 19:14

Gauteng matrics should be able to compete with their counterparts around the world following the completion of the National Senior Certificate examinations, Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says.

Supps pass rate under 23% - Motshekga

2014-05-05 17:21

Fewer than 23% of pupils who sat for the 2014 supplementary matric exams have received a matric certificate, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

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Your matric farewell photos

2013-11-19 08:37

You've sent us your pictures, and now it's time for us to show it off!

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Economist calls for matric bonus

2013-01-08 12:53

An economist says the government should pay an incentive of R10 000 for every matric learner who gains a distinction in maths and science.

MEC warns on 'dysfunctional schools'

2013-01-04 07:17

Mpumalanga schools with a pass rate below 50% will be treated as "dysfunctional" and their management held to account, the province's education MEC has said.

Many matriculants will be jobless

2010-10-25 13:53

Fewer than 50% of all matriculants will hold a job in the formal employment sector before they turn 24, says the Human Sciences Research Council.

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