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Thursday, 18 January, 2018
Quote of the week
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education"
- Martin Luther King, Jr
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Matric Results, Opportunities…
Compliments of the new season to you from SANGONeT. Our first article for 2018 looks at South Africa’s 2017 matric results.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced the matric pass rate for 2017 to be 75.1 percent with an increase of 2.6 percentage points higher than in 2016, however Equal Education has described the matric pass percentage as a superficial and misleading indicator of public education quality. “The pass rate reflects only the performance of those learners who managed to stay in school for 12 years and obscures how many dropped out along the way,” said Equal Education.
Equal Education defines the cohort matric pass rate as the percentage of learners in grade 2 who pass matric 11 years later. Of the 1,022,853 grade 2 cohort class enrollment, only 629,155 students registered for the matric final exams. This is a dropout rate of 38.49 percent. When one considers only the 534,484 grade 12 students who actually wrote matric, this dropout rate increases to 47.75 percent. The 2017 cohort matric pass rate, which Equal Education has referred to as the true pass rate, is therefore 39.25 percent.
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