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


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


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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