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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.
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.
The national senior certificate pass rate has increased to 76.2% without progressed learners. When including progressed pupils, that figure is 72.5%.
Schools are falling behind in completing this year’s curriculum, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has said.
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.
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.
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.
An asthma attack, a car accident, and community unrest has caused minor problems on the first day of matric exams across the country.
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 public schools remain without piped water, electricity and sanitation, according to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.
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.
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.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says she is tired of excuses presented by officials when the department fails to deliver essential services to schools.
Matriculants are feeling a mixture of anxiety and excitement as they wait for the announcement of the 2015 matric results.
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%.
Despite threats of protests in some parts of the country, the matric exams have been conducted smoothly.
The DA says the basic education department has a denialist response to a ministerial task team report on the National Senior Certificate.
The DA says it agrees with Sadtu's view that the Annual National Assessments are not working.
More than half-a-million public school pupils have registered to write matric this year, according to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.
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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