Black teachers help students to cheat

A “significant number” of matriculants have admitted that invigilators and teachers helped them cheat in last year’s final exams, the Department of Basic Education said yesterday.

In January, multiple pupils gave suspiciously similar answers (complete with identical spelling errors) at … Read the rest

S. African school maths goes down even further

Matriculants who wrote maths, maths literacy and physical science did much worse than their peers in 2013, said monitoring body Umalusi on Wednesday.

Speaking from Pretoria today, Umalusi council chairperson John Volmink said the drop in mathematics results was due … Read the rest