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Do the maths: this is how top provinces ‘cheat’ their matric ...

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Do the maths: this is how top provinces ‘cheat’ their matric results

Provinces with low pass rates are taking notes, says chief director for maths and science in basic education department

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Why do the Free State, Gauteng and the Western Cape outperform the other provinces in the matric exams?

“Their secret in getting good results is in getting as little a number of pupils as possible to take maths and to try to get as many pupils as possible to do maths literacy [the easier subject].”

These controversial comments were made by Seliki Tlhabane, chief director for maths, science and technology in the department of basic education, during a briefing to parliament on Tuesday night...

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