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.
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The report on the investigation into the delay in releasing the 2008 matric results came under the spotlight at the Council of Education Ministers meeting held between Education Minister Naledi Pandor and provincial MECs recently.
Education Minister Naledi Pandor has officially opened a R3 million administration block at the Inkululeko Primary School in Vlakfontein. The building was a result of a partnership between the Imperial Group and Ukhamba Community Development Trust.
More than 180 000 pupils from 300 schools are set to receive better access to opportunities in sport through the School Sport Mass Participation Programme launched by the Gauteng Provincial Government.
The burden of overcrowded classrooms will be eased in Mamelodi, with the building of a new school for the community. ArcelorMittal South Africa and the Department of Education have partnered to build 10 new schools throughout the country.
The Department of Education is to provide mobile classes in Limpopo as an interim relief measure to the overcrowding at schools. Some 1.7 million pupils have enrolled for 2009 at about 4 000 schools in Limpopo.
The failure by schools and circuits in some provinces to submit learners' year marks, irregularities and a possible computer system failure could have caused the delay in the release of all of the matric results on 30 December 2008.
Learners at the Boschkop Primary School in Pretoria will now have the opportunity to learn how to use computers efficiently, thanks to an initiative by the students of the University of Pretoria.
Its back to school on Wednesday for thousands of children attending coastal schools. Education MEC?s are expected to make surprise visits to schools to lend support to learners attending schools for the first time.