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ANALYSIS | 2020 matric: Another lost generation?

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With the 2020 matric national senior certificate (NSC) examinations well underway, questions are being asked whether the country will see a pass rate decline due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The integrity of the examinations itself is being questioned, with an expert believing the standard of the exams has been diluted in light of the shortened academic year.   

The 2020 matric class have had to deal with unprecedented levels of disruption, with school activities abruptly coming to a halt when the country entered in a strict lockdown to contain and prepare for a spike in coronavirus infections. 

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