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Experts divided over department’s move to give pupils 5% extra marks to pass

The 2020-only policy for grades 4 and 9 has boffins worried about class sizes, under-preparedness and heterogeneity

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Education department confirms leak of matric science paper

The basic education department was on Monday locked in meetings to discuss claims that the physical science paper 2 ...

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'Leaked' matric science paper: education department 'in meetings' as allegations swirl

The basic education department was on Monday locked in meetings to discuss claims that the physical science paper 2 ...

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Minimal dropout of grade 12s writing exams despite Covid-19 disruptions

The department of basic education is on track with its preparations for the largest ever matric exams, which start next ...

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SA's schools to get R7bn windfall to hire assistants

A total of 319,000 education assistants and other assistants will be employed at the country’s 23,093 public schools ...

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'Consistent improvement' in number of SA youth finishing matric, says education department

At least half the country’s youth have completed grade 12, according to an analysis of data from the general household ...

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Homeschooling has more than made the grade in SA

While schooling for millions of pupils was severely disrupted by the lockdown, Samiqa Moosa continued with her lessons

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Eastern Cape education official who lost matric papers now head of exams

An education department official who was implicated in losing a batch of answer scripts during the 2018 matric exams in ...

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Must at-risk teachers really now go back despite ‘terror’ of virus?

More than 22,000 teachers who were granted permission to work from home because of comorbidities were set to return to ...

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After a testing year, grade 10 and 11 final exams have been canned

Pupils will write tests set by schools, not exams drawn up by provinces, a decision that’s been welcomed

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