Sign language matric exam hailed as major victory

2019-01-15 06:24

The Dominican School for the Deaf has hailed as a major victory the fact that sign language has been included as a subject in the National Senior Certificate exams.

Ghanaian matriculant battles with Home Affairs over documents

2019-01-14 05:19

Ghanaian student Ebenezer Odei has matriculated with five distinctions, but fears that documentation issues may halt his dream of becoming an accountant.

From struggling in Grade 10 to school’s top student in matric

2019-01-10 16:42

Masiphumelele High School's top matriculant has achieved six distinctions and plans to study mechanical engineering.

Top performing schools in rural Limpopo under pressure from parents seeking places for their children

2019-01-10 05:16

The principal of Moroke Secondary School has had to turn down scores of applications from parents wanting to enrol their children at the school.

WATCH: The secret behind Gauteng's third most-improved school

2019-01-09 14:28

It wasn't only the efforts of pupils that raised the matric pass rate at Moqhaka High School by 40%, but also the extra efforts of their parents, says the school's proud principal.

Zero percent matric pass rate: Learners at Limpopo school explain why they failed

2019-01-08 20:01

The sluggish pace of learning and teaching at Limpopo's Senwane Secondary School, which achieved a 0% pass rate in the 2018 matric exams, has been given as the reason for the school's performance.

How matric results reflect the inequalities of public and private education

2019-01-08 14:03

Quality education should not become something that can only be enjoyed by those who have money, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

Matric results: Where are the missing 400 000 pupils who started Grade 1 in 2007?

2019-01-05 09:00

Education analyst Nic Spaull has raised concerns about the 2018 National Senior Certificate results, among them the high dropout rate of pupils before they reach Grade 12.

Raising the bar from behind bars: From criminal teen to top achieving pupil in a KZN correctional facility

2019-01-04 20:02

Entering the South African correctional facility as a teenager, a young KwaZulu-Natal boy thought that all hope was lost.

Gauteng celebrates: Only 3 schools didn't reach a 70% matric pass rate

2019-01-04 17:43

Of the 94 870 pupils who sat for their National Senior Certificate in Gauteng, 83 406 passed, the province's education department has announced.

 

WATCH: Robert Gumede gifts his son a Porsche for passing matric

2019-01-14 13:01

Business tycoon Robert Gumede has gifted his 18-year-old son a Porsche GT3 retailing at R3m for passing matric. Watch.

What SA’s matric pass rate means for universities

2019-01-11 11:26

In 2018, out of a total of 270 516 mathematics writers, 37% passed with 40% and above. And those who start university and come in with a National Senior Certificate mathematics mark of 90% and above are more likely to pass a university course, usually with an average mean of 64%, if they're lucky. So although strengthening the pool of students will require efforts at primary and secondary level, the onus for growing the pool of qualified graduates lies with higher education.

'I was thinking of my future' - Cape pupil awarded for matriculating after surviving deadly fire

2019-01-10 16:41

Lance Minnies came close to losing his life in a deadly 2016 fire and almost gave up on his studies when he recovered. But it was the hope for a better future that pulled him through.

How each SA province fared in matric exams over the last 5 years

2019-01-09 16:48

With the 2018 NSC matric results all wrapped up, let's take a look at how each province has performed academically from 2014 to 2018.

This top Khayelitsha matriculant walked two hours from school, cooked supper and then did her homework

2019-01-09 06:11

"There is no secret to success. It's about preparation, hard work and learning from failures," says Lerato Ruth Sihlangu, who passed matric with two distinctions.

These are the government schools who got a 100% matric pass rate in 2018!

2019-01-08 16:12

Over 500 schools in the country achieved a 100% pass rate for the 2018 matric exams and a fifth of them have been doing so for 5 years now. These are SA's top achieving schools.

Free State used our programme for matric success – Limpopo premier

2019-01-05 09:54

The Free State department of education owes its matric results success to a programme that was developed in last-placed Limpopo, says Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha.

'Goofy' matriculant on how she achieved 10 distinctions and her dream of working on a mercy ship

2019-01-04 22:31

Danica Meiring says seeing her studies as a "full-time job" helped her to succeed.

WATCH: Proud mom rushes to congratulate son at Cape Flats school - 'Thank you, Lord!'

2019-01-04 18:39

One proud mom couldn't hold back her elation when she found out her son had obtained the first bachelors pass in her family.

'Limpopo is number last' - EFF calls for MEC to go, despite 'milestone' matric performance

2019-01-04 16:39

Limpopo may have improved its matric results in 2018, but this did not stop criticism from opposition political parties about it finishing last among the country's nine provinces.

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