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.
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.
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.
President Jacob Zuma envisages that through Operation Phakisa in education, learners will leave the schooling system as ethical, discerning, and responsible users of information, and be Information Communication Technology (ICT) capable to make meaningful contributions to society.
A select group of female learners from local schools have been chosen to join the South African Airways (SAA) Technical in Kempton Park to promote the Women in Scarce Skills programme, under the theme take a girl child to work.
The Department of Basic Education has advised all teachers to ignore messages being circulated and prepare to administer the Annual National Assessments (ANAs) in December, in the best interests of learners and the education sector as a whole.