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department of basic education past exam papers grade 11

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With learners back at school, parents may be worried about paying fees. Applying for a school fee exemption can lighten the financial load. 

The Zero Dropout Campaign has been trying to tackle the school dropout rate. Around 40% of learners dropout of school before reaching matric. 

Learners can now register to write the May/June Senior Certificate (SC) and National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations.

Angie Motshekga

The wait is nearly over for matric learners, as Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga will be announcing the matric results today. 

matric learners

Umalusi has given the Department of Basic Education the go ahead to release the matric results. 

Today is the first day back at school for many learners, following the postponement of the reopening of schools. 

As schools reopen on Monday, some learners remain without placements. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said the department continues to struggle finding schools with enough space for learners. 

With the new year now in progress, the Department of Basic Education has released the official school calendar for 2021. 

The Congress of South African Students (COSAS) has threatened to shutdown private schools. This comes as the reopening of public schools was postponed by the Department of Basic Education.

Schools are expected to open on the 27th of January, but there are fears that the Department of Basic Education has not done enough to prepare schools.  

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