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President Zuma applauds Matric Class of 2017

4 January 2018, 9:20 PM

President Jacob Zuma on Thursday congratulated all the matriculants who sat through their National Senior Certificates (NSC) examinations in 2017, saying that the Grade 12 learners have been consistently improving pass rate since the dawn of democracy in the country.

Tips for success from 2017 top matric students

4 January 2018, 9:04 PM

“I don’t know. I’m not quite sure. So I don’t know,” answered Janke van Dyk, laughing when asked how she did it. Van Dyk is the overall best performing National Senior Certificate student in 2017, emerging as number one from over 600 000 candidates who wrote the NSC Exams in 2017. The Belleville High School student, […]

Matric Class of 2017 achieves a 75.1% pass rate

4 January 2018, 6:30 PM

The 2017 National Senior Certificate  pass rate has gone up to 75.1%. This is a 2.6% increase from the 72.5% achieved by the 2016 class. Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga announced the overall Matric pass rate in Auckland Park, Johannesburg on Thursday evening. “For the past seven years, we have noted that the NSC […]

Number of schools with 0% pass rates halved

4 January 2018, 6:15 PM

Basic Education Director General Hubert Mweli says the number of schools across the country that achieved a zero % matric pass rate in 2017 has halved from 18 schools to nine.

Better support structures needed for struggling provinces- Expert

4 January 2018, 3:47 PM

Education expert Susan van Rensburg says that the angle used in efforts to improve the matric pass-rate is not yielding any positive results in the Eastern Cape.



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