ANC condemns Western Cape matric results delay - report

2015-01-05 11:55

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Cape Town - The Western Cape ANC has reportedly criticised the decision by the Western Cape provincial government to delay in announcing the 2014 matric results.

According to iol news, the Western Cape will announce the province's matric results a few hours after the rest of the country's matriculants receive the results of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams.

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Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is expected to announce the matric results for the class of 2014 on Monday. Schools and candidates will receive their results on Tuesday.

Provincial education spokesperson Jessica Shelver said the reason for the delay in announcing the results was meant to allow principals to examine the results to pick up errors.

Shelver said the delay was also meant to alert the Western Cape Education Department regarding a candidate that may have failed and need counselling.

City Press reported on Sunday that the matric pass rate was set to drop for the first time in five years.

According to the man responsible for exam quality control,  Professor John Volmink, who is  the head of the council of standards body Umalusi, the pass rate was expected to drop between 3% and 5%.

The national pass rate has climbed steadily from 60.6% in 2009, soaring from 73.9% in 2012 to an all-time post-1994 high of 78.2% last year.

But instead of breaking the 80% barrier in 2014, Volmink believed a dip was likely.

As the quality assurer, it’s Umalusi’s job to moderate and approve exam papers. It also monitors the exams, verifies the marking process and makes sure the final results are statistically moderated.

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