MEC Polly Boshielo blames teachers and taverns for poor matric results

Laziness among teachers, proximity to taverns, and inactive governing bodies are to blame for the poor matric outcomes in some Limpopo schools, Education MEC Polly Boshielo has said. Boshielo expressed her disappointment at the seven schools that obtained 0% pass rates among the 18 nationwide, in the 2020 national certificate exams. Last year the province […]

Inmates trounce pupils in Covid-ravaged 2020 matric year

The 2020 prison inmate matric cohort achieved a resounding 86.3% pass rate compared to the 76.2% rate achieved by outside daily scholars. This was announced by Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola at the Leeuwkop Correctional Centre on Thursday, accompanied by Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi. Lamola congratulated the convicts for their achievements despite their challenges […]

Stoko girl’s alleged matric results shock Mzansi

South Africa’s overnight celebrity Ariana Katt as per her social media handles, who went viral on the ‘John Vuli Gate’ video has allegedly managed to come out with amazing matric results. She is popularly known as Stoko girl and she was called on several Mzansi popular shows like Mzansi Insider and Live to perform. However, […]

Panyaza Lesufi disappointed with Umalusi assessment of 2020 matric results

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said that he was disappointed with the manner in which Umalusi assessed the 2020 national senior certificate exams. Lesufi said that while the province accepted the results released by the quality assurance body, it failed to acknowledge the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic on matrics. According to the MEC, […]

MEC Lesufi pleased with Gauteng matric 2020 pass rate

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said that he was relieved that the matric class of 2020 in the province achieved an 83.8% pass rate. In an unprecedented school year hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and several lockdowns, Lesufi said that it was a tough time for teachers, parents, and pupils. “Among the top 10, six […]

University of KZN distances itself from matric upgrade centres

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has distanced itself from ‘Matric Upgrade Centres’ which surface every year, at the time of the release of National Senior Certificate results. UKZN warned that it is no way affiliated to these centres, and urged students to be cautious. “On their various social media platforms, these centres seek to portray […]

Naptosa and Sadtu welcome matric 2020 results

Education unions have welcomed the matric class of 2020’s results. The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) and the National Professional Teacher’s Organisation of South Africa praised have the Class of 2020 for their achievement. The pass rate is 76.2% – down 5.1% from 2019. The Basic Education Department said that while the overall pass […]

2020 matric results: Free State comes out as top-performing province

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said despite the difficulties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the class of 2020 had managed to achieve a commendable 76.2% overall pass rate, with the Free State being the top-performing province at 85.1%. It is followed by Gauteng at 83.8% and the Western Cape which achieved third place with 79.9%. […]

Matric Results 2020: These are the provincial pass rates

The Class of 2020 achieved an overall pass rate of 76.2%. Here is the provincial breakdown of the pass rates. In other news – Isibaya actress Zinhle Mabena pushed hubby Robert down the stairs & stabbed him, their child reveals all Isibaya actress Zinhle Ngwenya allegedly attacked her husband Robert Mugabe Ngwenya with a bottle of perfume, a broomstick, […]