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Kristal Duncan-Williams from Youth Capital gave some advice for Matrics looking to enter the workforce immediately. Youth unemployment is a major issue in South Africa and greater focus needs to be placed on not only graduates looking for work, but Matriculants as well.


There has been a decline in the number of matriculants who write and pass mathematics in South Africa, particularly in schools across the country. Individuals in the education sector are now taking the initiative to find solutions to the issue. 


The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) has stipulated requirements detailing what students need to achieve academically in order to attain a Bachelor's Pass. 


The National Professional Teacher's Organisation, what we know as NAPTOSA, has welcomed a decision by the Department of Basic Education to cancel mid-year exams for Grade 12 pupils. This is being done to afford learners more class time. 


The Department of Basic Education has decided to cancel the May/June Matric examinations. Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, announced this during a Portfolio Committee meeting and gave insight into why this move is being made.


With thousands of candidates now sitting down to write their May/June Matric exams, which includes Matric rewrites, this year’s numbers are said to be lower than previous years. The May/June exam season commenced on 26 May.


Exams are a stressful period in any students’ life, which is why leading consumer brands company Procter & Gamble South Africa has shared a few useful tips to help students realign and focus their attention in order to achieve anything they set their mind to.


Matrics will soon be deep into preparing for their mock exams and ultimately the final matric exams of their school careers in two months’ time. We have some insight into how you can get good Matric results in your Matric mock exams.


If you are a first time student or just finished high school and, getting ready for the next chapter of your academic life but, you're still unsure what to study or what you qualify for, your APS can help. Your APS can show you whether or not you meet the requirement for the tertiary institution you wish to attend.


If you want to rewrite you matric exams or improve on your matric marks but aren't sure how many times you will be able to write, we are here to help.


The Department of Basic Education has announced that late applications for the Second Chance Matric Programme is now open. The Second Chance Matric Programme gives you the opportunity to rewrite your exams should you not have been satisfied with your initial results.


The Grade 12 EMSS learners from across the country received their certificates and top achiever awards on 13 March 2021. Despite an extremely disruptive year, the EMSS Grade 12s showed high levels of resilience and drive by attaining an impressive 84% pass rate, of which 63% attained bachelor passes.


Sibulele from KwaNobuhle township in East London is a Matric who worked magic and achieved 8 distinctions and plans to become a forensic pathologist. Sibulele tells how lockdown made things difficult and has advice for the matrics of 2021.


If you did not pass your National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams or you are perhaps unhappy with your results, you may apply to have your exam paper re-marked or re-checked.


There are plenty of courses and jobs learners can do which do not require a matric certificate. So if you did not pass your matric do not worry. This is what College SA is saying and it's definitely peaking all our interests.


The 2020 matric pass rate dropped by 5,1% and Professor Moeketsi Letseka, the UNESCO chair on open distance learning at UNISA says that under the circumstances these results should be welcomed. 


With the Matric Class of 2020 having finally received their results, some may have performed better than anticipated and discovered that they are now eligible for further study – and the good news from an expert is that registrations are still open at some higher education institutions, so there is no need for matriculants to put their plans on hold until next year.


Matric inmates have made the Department of Correctional Services proud as they not only saw an increase in their Matric pass rate but also saw them beat regular public schools. Just like regular public schools, inmates had their schooling turned upside down due to the pandemic.


The Department of Basic Education has said that the decline seen in 2020's Matric pass rate is not Covid related and would have actually been very close to last year's pass rate. The Matric Class of 2020 achieved a national pass rate of 76.2%.


Umalusi was not expecting the Matric pass rate for the Class of 2020 to be what it is. The release of the matric results have been approved by Umalusi, the Quality Council in General and Further Education and Training. 

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