3 Gauteng schools with 0% matric pass rates in hot water

2016-01-07 18:08
Picture: OPKoerante

Picture: OPKoerante

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories


WATCH: 3-5 year improvement plan for matric pass rate unlikely - expert

2016-01-07 10:43

Education expert explains why the matric pass rate may take more than 5 years to improve. Watch.WATCH

Johannesburg – Three schools which recorded 0% pass rates will have to give reasons why their registration should not be withdrawn by the Gauteng Department of Education.

The department said nine independent schools performed below a pass rate of 40%. Three of these had a 0% pass rate. The department said they would ensure that these schools accounted for their poor performances.

"The schools will be required to make representation to the department head Edward Mosuwe as to why their registration should not be withdrawn within 30 days. The HOD will then make a decision based on these representations whether to close the school or not," the statement reads.

Once the schools have been closed, the department said it would place learners from these schools in ordinary public schools with the consent of their parents.

The statement said no public secondary school had obtained a pass rate of less than 50% in the 2015 exams.

"Underperformance is one of the grounds on which the registration of Independent Schools can be withdrawn," the department said. 

Depending on the extent of the underperformance, the department said they might take a decision to review the management structure of a school in line with Section 58B of the South African Schools Act, which requires Accounting Officers to manage underperformance of schools.

The province had recorded a pass rate of 84.22% in the Grade 12 examinations, compared to 84.69% in 2014.

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  education  |  matric 2015

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.