Department wants schooling to return back to normal: Mweli

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Director-General of the Department of Basic Education, Mathanzima Mweli says the department wants to see schooling completely back on track and operating 100% instead of rotational learning.

Mweli was speaking from the SABC studios at Auckland Park, where he presented a technical report ahead of the Class of 2021 matric results announcement.

Mweli says the department has approached the National Coronavirus Command Council to ease COVID-19 restrictions in order for schools to return to normal.

“The class of 2021 is the largest class ever in history. This class went through an extraordinary two years of schooling.  This class had to be taught through a rotational system. You’d be aware that we’ve made a presentation it is now going to the NCCC  for consideration and our recommendation is that we want to see schooling fully back on track 100%and we hope that recommendation was endorsed,” says Mweli.

Director-General of the Department of Basic Education on technical report ahead of matric 2021:

Highest Bachelor passes

The class of 2021 has been lauded for obtaining the highest number of Bachelor passes in the history of the NSC examinations.

KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng contributed most to the bachelor passes, with 117 704 between the two provinces. This is equivalent to 46% of the overall Bachelor passes nationally.

Minister Motshekga says the class of 2021 has performed exceptionally well.

“For the past 10 years, the NSC results have consistently been going up. The class of 2021 must be commended. The 2021 NSC overall pass rate including the progressed learners stands at 76.4% which is an improvement of 0.2%. 86.4% got bachelors. The number of bachelors of the highest attained in the history of the NSC exams.”