'Generation of unskilled and ill-equipped youth' will come from Grade 9 certificate - DA

2019-09-29 22:02

The introduction of a General Education Certificate (GEC) in grade 9 will create another generation of young people who are unskilled and ill-equipped to enter the jobs market, the Democratic Alliance says.

Zuma criticises corporal punishment at teacher awards

2017-03-25 21:00

President Jacob Zuma condemned corporal punishment, saying action would be taken against those who broke the law at the 17th annual National Teachers Awards at Gallagher Estate, Midrand.

#MatricResults2016 - National pass rate hits 76.2%

2017-01-04 16:15

The national senior certificate pass rate has increased to 76.2% without progressed learners. When including progressed pupils, that figure is 72.5%.

Schools falling behind on curriculum - Motshekga

2016-07-20 13:03

Schools are falling behind in completing this year’s curriculum, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has said.

HEADLINES: Matric cheating, Israeli fugative in court & CT shooting

Teachers' union to brief media on last year's matric cheating, Israeli fugitive Shay Moslie appears in court, police look for Cape Town station shooting suspect.

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Nothing wrong with curriculum - Motshekga

2014-12-06 11:02

The problem with poor maths marks does not lie with the curriculum, but with how the subject is taught, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

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.

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.

Western Cape tops corporal punishment list

2014-09-25 22:16

More than three quarters of the reported cases of corporal punishment at public schools last year are in the Western Cape, according to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

Hundreds of schools don't have basic services

2014-09-18 12:40

Hundreds of public schools remain without piped water, electricity and sanitation, according to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.


SA teachers skip classes

2017-08-13 06:00

Pupils lose about 40% of learning time every year in South African schools because teachers habitually skip classes, according to a study by the Centre for Development and Enterprise.

Underperforming schools to be dealt with individually - Motshekga

2017-01-24 19:02

The circumstances of underperforming schools must first be considered before a decision is taken to fire the principal, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has said.

Angie: I’m tired of excuses

2016-12-18 06:04

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says she is tired of excuses presented by officials when the department fails to deliver essential services to schools.

Anxiety, excitement ahead of matric results

2016-01-05 14:26

Matriculants are feeling a mixture of anxiety and excitement as they wait for the announcement of the 2015 matric results.

Matric 2014 pass rate 75.8% - Motshekga

2015-01-05 18:34

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%.

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.

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.

ANA assessments not working - DA

2014-10-06 18:47

The DA says it agrees with Sadtu's view that the Annual National Assessments are not working.

Over half million to write matric 2014

2014-09-25 20:38

More than half-a-million public school pupils have registered to write matric this year, according to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

Business body calls for new matric pass mark

2014-08-05 09:50

The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry has welcomed ministerial recommendations on the matric pass mark, and has urged their speedy implementation.

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