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Matrics Guilty Of Cheating Could Face 3-Year Ban From Exams

Matriculants found guilty of cheating during their exams could face a three-year ban from writing matric, said the Department of Basic Education on Tuesday. This, after the hearings into the mass copying in the 2014 matric exams began on Monday. Invigilators implicated in cheating at 20 exam centres in KwaZulu-Natal sat for their first round


Mass Matric Cheating Investigation Hearings To Begin Monday

The investigation into irregularities involving mass copying in the 2014 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination will begin on Monday, said the Department of Basic Education. The investigation started when the department and education watch-dog Umalusi picked up possible group cheating in some examination centres in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape. “A team comprising of the Department


Predicted Drop In Matric Pass Rate Shows Need For Better Teachers

A lower matric pass rate should signal the current method of teaching is neither working nor translating into learning, said the Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday. This as Education Minister Angie Motshekga is expected to announce the 2014 results this evening. “The [Department of Basic Education – DBE] must surely be propelled into action by


Girls Outshine Boys In Maths And Science While Drop In Pass Rate Predicted

It’s expected the matric pass rate will drop between 3% and 5% for the 2014 academic year, said education watch-dog Umalusi at the weekend. According to Umalusi chairperson John Volmink, performance statistics collected from individual statistics show a probable decrease in the matric pass rate this past year. “Most of the key subjects are down,


Matrics Did Worse In Maths And Science Than Last Year

Matriculants who wrote maths, maths literacy and physical science did much worse than their peers in 2013, said monitoring body Umalusi on Wednesday Speaking from Pretoria today, Umalusi council chairperson John Volmink said the drop in mathematics results was due to major changes in the content of the subject. This year, pupils had to study

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Baby Rape Question Excluded From Matric Exam Paper

Pretoria – The controversial “baby rape” question which appeared in the final matric exam for Dramatic Arts will be excluded from the marking process of the paper, as parts of the question “may have been perceived as offensive by some learners,” said the Department of Basic Education in a statement on Friday. The Department said