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Government mulls big matric reforms, not least pushing pass from 30% to 40%

FREE TO READ | As minister announces 81.3% pass rate, she suggests major reforms are needed

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Pupils who get distinctions but fail matric because they failed their language subject should be allowed to pass.

So said basic education minister Angie Motshekga on Tuesday evening. She told Times Select the system of pupils failing because they failed their home language – yet that pupil bagged distinctions in other subjects – would have to be re-investigated.

She added that the minimum pass rate of 30% for three matric subjects could also be reconsidered...

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