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A controversy around the real SA matric pass rate

The real matric pass rate was only 36.2 % according to the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR), and not 62,5 % as cited by the Minister of Education, Naledi Pandor.

The Institute’s South African Survey shows that in 2007 there were 920 716 pupils in Grade 11. Only 64 % of those pupils went on to write their matric examinations in 2008. Of these only 333 681 or 36.2 % of the original 2007 group passed matric in 2008.

To read the SAIRR’s 18 Jan 2009 press release on the matric pass rate Click Here!

To read an article on the matric pass rate in the Beeld, an Afrikaans newspaper Click Here!


The Great Maths Debate

The South African National Department of Education has released an article on the debate surrounding the 2008 matric mathematics results.

To read the article Click Here!

Questionmark over quality of matric maths pass rate

“The 2008 mathematics results do not necessarily reflect real improvement in mathematics education in SA, said a group of the subject teachers at the weekend.” This according to an article published in the Pretoria News on 5 January, 2008. 

To read the original article Click Here!

The National Department of Education releases Abridged Report on the 2008 matric results

The South African National Department of Education released an Abridged Report on the 2008 National Senior Certificate Examination Results on 30 December 2008.

To read the Report  Click Here!