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.

National and provincial government leaders have this morning visited schools across the country to assess the state of readiness for the new school year and to wish learners well for 2016.

The country's prisoners who wrote the 2015 matric exams have improved their pass rate by 4% to reach an overall pass rate of 73%, says Correctional Services National Commissioner Zach Modise.

Many thousands of Grade 12 learners from the Class of 2015 will this week have to face the reality that things have not worked out the way they wanted them to in terms of their results.

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, has commended the matric class of 2015 for upholding the trend of producing results above a pass rate of 70%.

The National Senior Certificate pass rate has dropped to 70.7%, which is down 5 percentage points from the previous year. 799 306 pupils sat for the exams, which included 667 925 full time and 131 381 part time learners.

As the country prepares for the release of the National Senior Certificate examinations or matric results this evening, President Jacob Zuma has called on families, neighbours, government and communities to support all the Grade 12 learners who sat for the examinations in 2015, particularly those who would discover that they have failed the matric examinations.

A growing awareness of post-matric anxiety has prompted government and mental health institutions to provide support services to matriculants and their parents.

Christel House, a not-for-profit school in Cape Town that provides a holistic education for children living in extreme poverty and competes academically with private schools, is celebrating its best matric results yet with an impressive 82.5% bachelor pass rate.

When Kukhokuhle Tsengwa, 17, from St Johns College, in Mthatha, in the Eastern Cape, prepared for his final matric examinations, he only aimed to be a top achiever in his province. Little did he know that he would be counted amongst the country's top achievers of the matric class of 2015.

The wait will finally be over for Grade 12 pupils who sat for the 2015 matric exams as Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga releases the 2015 National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examination Results, in Johannesburg.

The Department of Basic Education has welcomed the approval of the release of the 2015 National Senior Certificate (NSC) results by UMALUSI.

Western Cape based learner, Junaid Opperman from De Rust Hoërskool, won the Oxford University Press Southern Africa commemorative “My Education, My Future” national artwork.

The marking of the Matric papers is in progress, but where can you access your results once it has been released?

A number of provinces have started marking scripts after the successful completion of the matric exams.

The Steve Jobs schooling system is an innovative approach to education, designed to focus on the needs and talents of the individual.

South Africa is one of the leading countries in Africa to have made progress in providing access to education for disabled children.

The Department of Basic Education has received a donation of R117 million – to be made over a period of 10 years - from the Motsepe Foundation towards sporting and cultural competitions.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says her department is hard at work to improve support services and the way the curriculum is delivered in public, special and ordinary schools.

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) says a notice that is being currently circulated regarding the rewriting of Mathematics Paper 2 (Grade 12) is fake and should be ignored.

With the onset of the 2015 National Senior Certificate Exams, hundreds of thousands of hopeful candidates have headed into what is for the majority, the most stressful time of their schooling experience.

With the matric exams in full swing and one or two subject papers ticked off the list, the Class of 2015 is likely to start glimpsing the freedom that lies just a few weeks away.

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says education is still a top priority and it features prominently in the upcoming 2016/17 budget.

As Matrics around the country prepare to write their final exams, the reality is that millions of students will struggle to find a much-needed quiet place to study.

The Department of Basic Education says it’s all systems go for the 2015 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations which commences.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has wished the Class of 2015 the best of luck and assured them that they have the department’s full support as the 2015 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations kicked off on Monday.


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