Jan 25, 2022

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Back to school — here are the dates for coastal and inland provinces

Schools for teachers and students in the inland provinces – Gauteng, Free State, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West – will reopen on January 10 and 12, respectively.

Teachers in the coastal provinces – KwaZulu – Natal, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and Western Cape – will be back to school on January 17th, while students will return on January 19th.

According to the school calendar, this is for 2022.

As Matrik students are waiting for their results to be published by Primary Education Minister Angie Motshekga on January 20, while their spokesman Elijah Mhlanga cleared up misunderstandings about the passport requirements.

He tweeted a leaflet in which it was about There was a hectic debate about the publication of the results.

“Outrage is often expressed that the lowest possible passing grade per subject is 30%. What is not fully understood, however, is that no candidate can obtain a National Senior Certificate (NSC) if he or she passes all seven subjects with 30%. ”

He said that students should at least three of the seven subjects with 40%.

Mhlanga said arguments had been put forward that raising the threshold from 30% to, say, 50% would improve the education system.

“A ministerial conference from 2014 “The committee that recommended several changes to the NSC did not recommend changing the lowest threshold. It is an acceptable assessment practice to ensure different levels of achievement are taken into account. ”

He said all education systems“ have different degrees, not just a passed score ”.

In the year In 2020, 62.4% of the students were admitted to bachelor and diploma courses.