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‘Best of times and worst of times’: Basic education DG upbeat about matric results

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Basic education department director-general Mathanzima Mweli. Picture: Lucky Nxumalo
Basic education department director-general Mathanzima Mweli. Picture: Lucky Nxumalo

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Mweli would not put his neck on the block when asked whether this year’s class was likely to improve the pass rate or not. But he was upbeat about those who sat for this year’s matric exams, saying they were well prepared, including pupils in rural areas who did not have access to online learning amid the raging pandemic.

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