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.
Stats SA Chief Director Isabelle Schmidt says there’s a gap between different population groups in terms of access to higher education. According to the Statistics South Africa General Household Survey of 2018, more South Africans have greater access to basic education since its inception in 2002.
An organization called Hope Restoration Ministries has reacted to the fatal stabbing, which occurred on Monday, of a Grade 10 learner by saying responsibility for school safety cannot be left solely to the Basic Education Department.
The Department of Basic Education has blamed its service providers for the delay in meeting the deadline to deliver braille textbooks to special schools.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says the government should move with speed to address the backlogs of infrastructure in the education and health sectors
The Department of Basic Education has condemned the ongoing interruption of learners’ education due to lack of scholar transport in some areas of Madibeng in the North West province.
The High Court in Polokwane has ruled against the Limpopo Education Department in a matter involving Makangwane High School in Senwabarwana whose classrooms have been declared unsafe.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid tribute to all those who are playing a critical role in the provision of education in the country.
The Basic Education Department has advised 2018 matriculants to check if the institutions of higher learning at which they would like to study are legitimate.
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.