The department of Education has raised concerns over the possibility that grade 12 learner’s exams might be disrupted.
KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu has urged communities not to disrupt school examinations with protests.
Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, has urged matric learners to use the Department’s digital e-learning platform to prepare for their examinations.
Businessman Reuel Khoza says matric should still remain the only point of exit in basic education, adding that learners exiting school at grade nine need to be intellectually prepared.
Equal Education says the 2018 matric pass rate of 78% announced by the Basic Education Department is not entirely accurate as it ignores the number of learners who dropped out on the road to matric.