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Education

Education, best described as the process of imparting or receiving knowledge, is one of the highest priorities on the global agenda. Across the world, governments and organised groups are working to eradicate illiteracy in order to emancipate impoverished people groups. Education can take place in formal and informal settings, however, schools and learning institutions are the primary mediums through which people receive an education in modern society. Reading and writing are the foundations of formal education. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela.

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The release of matric results is typically a high stakes time for many students and their parents, but pandemic disruptions throughout 2020 are adding extra angst. This week, the anticipation will be over, but getting these final school marks in black and white can spiral some young South Africans, and their families, into despair and crisis.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga

With the unprecedented disruptions that occurred to the schooling calendar of 2020 it is not surprising that the results for the Matrics of 2020 were not as good as those of previous years. The Minister of Basic Education has announced that the national Senior Certificate pass rate for the 2020 Matric exams dropped by 5 percentage points.

The Matric results are going to be announced soon but for some there are still questions about the next step.

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There is this misconception that distance learning is difficult and that it involves a lot of “teaching yourself” and therefore it is only for the intelectually smart students. Distance learning offers many advantages and one of the biggest advantages is that you are able to cut down on costs, save time and money.

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The period between the last exam paper and the release of Matric results are some of the most anxiety-inducing, nail-biting weeks of school-leavers’ lives. 

Online learning involves educational courses offered by academic institutions that take place virtually over the internet. Learning is conducted through various social media platforms and software applications. Online learning is also known as “e-learning” and is just one form of distance learning however, differs from a traditional classroom. Students that are pursuing their studies online require a high level of self-motivation and self-control. It is so easy to slip off the bandwagon and before you know it, you are behind and cannot keep track of your course material.

Schools

On Tuesday the Gauteng Department of Education announced that the late online registration admissions for Grade 1 and 8 learners were open.

Matric Rewrite

Many people feel that having the Matric Class of 2020 rewrite maths and physics paper 2 would not be beneficial to them, however the DBE believes that it would not be in their best interest.

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