Higher education has no choice but to work with the pool of talent it receives. South Africa’s Minister of Basic Education announced a 2018 matric pass rate of 78.2% in the first week of January as well as a number of other significant achievements.
Inmates serving in South African correctional facilities have registered an impressive 77.3% matric pass for the 2018 academic year.
Learners from Prinshof School for the Blind and Partially Sighted, who are among the top performers in the country, attribute their success to proper planning, hard work, discipline and believing in themselves.
South Africa’s education system remains unequal. The recent matric results clearly demonstrate that the education system is biased towards those who have financial means.
Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the introduction of technology in schools has proven to be successful and has helped with the matric pass rate.