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"Most of these disagreements recently have resolved in favour of the student".
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EC Department of Education on mother tongue pilot project for 2020 matric exams
“For the first time the council of Education ministers accepted the importance of acknowledging mother tongue bilingual education.”
Eastern Cape matrics to test writing exams in mother tongue
Matriculants will have to stick to their language choice throughout the examinations.
Matrics, don't settle on study choice before considering this crucial factor
"The question about the ability to continue delivering at the highest level has now become a crucial and non-negotiable one for future...
'Waiting to fail?': An open letter to grade R teachers and ECD practitioners
A child should not have to wait to fail before they are helped.
The silence where ECD centres are concerned is very loud
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'Deeper than connectivity': Education specialist talks online learning and digital empowerment in SA
"An internet connection does not bridge the digital divide if schools do not have the requisite skills to operate and maintain digital...
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Try each problem on your own first, no matter how inadequately, before consulting the solutions.
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