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Matric pass rate improves to 75.1%
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Matric pass rate improves to 75.1%

The 2017 National Senior Certificate (NSC) overall pass rate is 75.1%, Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga announced on Thursday evening. “For the past seven years, we have noted that the NSC pass rate has consistently been above the 70% threshold. The Class of 2017 must be commended for maintaining this trend. “The 2017 NSC…

Matric results to be released this week
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Matric results to be released this week

The Class of 2017, parents and educators are holding their breath ahead of the announcement of the outcomes of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams on 4 January. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will make the announcement during a broadcast on SABC on Thursday evening. Candidates’ individual results will be made available on 5 January…

Bursaries for young Eskom scientists
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Bursaries for young Eskom scientists

Three young scientists have been granted the opportunity to study engineering at South African universities of their choice after receiving bursaries worth over R1.3 million from Eskom. “Eskom awarded bursaries worth a total of R1 332 000 to three deserving young scientists,” said the power utility. The bursaries were awarded at the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists…

Happy World Teachers’ Day
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Happy World Teachers’ Day

Happy Teachers’ Day President Jacob Zuma has wished all teachers a happy Teachers’ Day as the world celebrates World Teachers’ Day. “We honour and value our teachers’ immense contribution and dedication to deliver quality education and shape our future as a nation. “Let’s continue to support, empower and provide the necessary tools to our teachers…

Social media reports unfounded
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Social media reports unfounded

The Gauteng Department of Education has dismissed a report on social media that an educator was burnt by a learner at Buhlebemfundo Secondary School in Tsakane. “The preliminary report reveals that the incident occurred on Thursday and involved two Grade 10 girl learners, aged 16 years and 18 years,” the department said on Tuesday in…

The WCED ePortal is here for you!
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The WCED ePortal is here for you!

Western Cape fast-tracks eLearning “Game Changer” The Western Cape Government (WCG) is making rapid progress towards introducing and supporting eLearning in public schools across the province. The WCG views eLearning as a “Game Changer” that will improve opportunities and help to address major challenges in education delivery in the province. The WCG and the Western…