Schools

Schools form the basis of our education system. The Department of Basic Education maintains the school system in South Africa, which runs from Grade R to Grade 12 and is responsible for preparing students for life beyond Matric. Alongside the public schools in the country there also exist private schools, most run by the Independent Examinations Board (IEB), which emphasizes critical thinking and academic rigor. Regardless of whether one attends a public or private school, schools lay the foundations of our society by educating each new generation. Read on to stay updated with news on Matric results and other news related to schools.

The interim report released by the Basic Education Ministerial Task Team (MTT) has found that textbooks used in South African schools generally adopt a mildly inclusive approach to diversity.

There are just a few weeks left for schools that have not yet entered the South African Institute of Professional Accountants’ (SAIPA’s) National Accounting Olympiad (NAO), says Zobuzwe Ngobese, the Marketing and Business Development Executive at SAIPA.

Government will take action against any teacher who breaks the law and beats children at school, says President Jacob Zuma.

Over 597 000 South African children with disabilities did not attend school in 2015, almost double the 280 000 estimated in 2001.

Addressing teacher shortages, the disparities that exist between wealthy and poorer schools, critical school maintenance and repairs to accommodate increased learner numbers will be a top priority for the Western Cape Education Department.

Evidence shows that a play-based approach to learning allows children to better understand mathematical and language concepts and to become creative, solution-oriented learners who are prepared for the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century.

Last week in How to Redo Matric, we looked at how you can do Matric through a TVET college or earn a Matric equivalent. This week, we look at the simple option of doing Matric as a private student at a high school.

Eastern Cape Education MEC Mandla Makupula says the department is working tirelessly to address teacher shortages in the province.

If you want to redo Matric because your marks aren’t good enough, then we can help. Last week we looked at how to redo your Matric if you’d previously written on the old syllabus. This week we take a look at an alternative: doing Matric or an equivalent course through a TVET College.

Did you write Matric on the old syllabus? Do you want to redo Matric to improve your marks? This week in How to Redo Matric, we look at the options available for those of you who originally wrote on the old syllabus.

Want to redo Matric? Maybe you failed the first time around, or you just want to improve your marks. There are many options open to you; let's take a look at one government initiative.

Grade 12s who are serious about giving their final exams the best shot now have the most valuable weapon in their arsenal – time – and should use it to their advantage, an education expert says.

Dreams, aspirations and passions gain hope as BIC chooses to change the future of South African students.

The Gauteng Department of Education says the number of unplaced learners whose parents applied online has been drastically reduced to 2 865.

While Ned Doman High School in Athlone in the Western Cape is situated in an area where socio-economic challenges such as gang violence and poverty haunt locals, the school has a great achievement to smile about.

The top 2016 Matric students in the Western Cape were celebrated at an awards ceremony and among them, Siphelele Xabendlini, received special honour for his achievement.

Teaching and learning have commenced this morning in many parts of the country as the 2017 academic programme gets underway.

The Department of Basic Education has dismissed claims that it removed some learners to get a higher pass rate in the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations.

The matric results can bring about relief for some but it can also be the catalyst for depression and suicide in others and relatives need to look out for warning signs.

OLICO is a non-profit organisation providing after-school maths support to township-school youth.

The Class of 2016 has achieved an overall national pass rate of 76.2% in the 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examinations, from a previous figure of 74%.

Malaba Nemavhadwe from Limpopo’s Tshivhase Secondary is proof that dynamites come in small packages.

The matric results for 2016 show a 76.2% pass rate for public school learners - when results for progressed learners are excluded.

A government helpline has been opened to assist young people who are anxious and concerned about their Matric results. Parents and friends who are worried about someone can refer them to the helpline for support.

The wait is almost over for the Class of 2016 as Matric learners will soon find out their fate as the National Senior Certificate Examination (NSC) results are set to be released.

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