What can be done to improve SA's matric results?

On Thursday, the class of 2016 will finally know how they performed when their matric results will be released in various newspapers nationwide.

According to Mugwena Maluleke, South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) General-Secretary, the Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will announce the National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examination Results at 16:00 on Wednesday.

The department has been criticised for not doing enough to improve the state of education in the country, with consistently poor matric results.

Mugwena says people need to understand that the legacies of apartheid system are still prevalent especially in the rural provinces.

Everyone can see that the provinces that are urban with social capital and resources are always performing better than others.

Mugwena Maluleke, South African Democratic Teachers’ Union

He adds that teachers sacrifice weekends and family time to ensure learners are well equipped to sit for their matric exams and taking them through the intervention program.

Really they are doing their best considering the current circumstances especially the rural provinces.

Mugwena Maluleke, South African Democratic Teachers’ Union

Basil Manuel, National Professional Teachers’ Organisation of South Africa (Naptosa) says they are not anticipating great things when the Minister makes the announcement on Wednesday.

He says a sudden 10% increase would reflect a serious problem in the system.

We need to reflect on why mathematics is just not improving. The problem is not about teachers not working or not trying but the fact that many people teaching mathematics are not mathematics teachers and they don't have the methodology...

Basil Manuel, National Professional Teachers’ Organisation of South Africa

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