Decrease in 2014 results to be expected - Naptosa

2015-01-05 22:58


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Johannesburg - The decrease in the matric pass rate was to be expected due to efforts to improve the quality of education, teachers' union Naptosa said on Monday.

"Naptosa did expect a slight decrease in the overall results during the 2014 NSC examination, due to the implementation of the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement [Caps] which aims to increase the quality of education, among others, and the increased challenges that Caps poses," National Professional Teacher's Organisation of SA's Free State CEO Louwrens Strydom said in a statement.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced on Monday that the matric pass rate decreased to 75.8% in 2014, from 78.2% in 2013.

Strydom said the initial decrease should be followed in the coming years with increased results, and better quality.

The union expressed concern with teachers not making use of training opportunities, and the lack of appointments to key positions at schools in the Free State.

The province was the third best performer in the 2014 matric exams, getting an 82.8% pass rate, down from 87.4% in 2013.


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