Department of Basic Education denies maths pass rate was lowered

Department of Basic Education denies maths pass rate was lowered

- Parents were sent into a state of worry when it was earlier reported that the maths pass rate has been lowered

- According to news shared, the pass rate for grades 7 to 9 was lowered to 20%

- The Department of Basic Education denies that the rate has been lowered

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Just a few days ago, it was reported that the mathematics pass rate has been lowered to 20% for students who pass all other subjects.

It was believed that the Western Cape Education Department head, Brian Schreuder, confirmed the new requirement.

Vaal Weekblad reported that the pass rate for students between Grades 7 and 9 will be able to progress to the next level as long as they manage to secure a minimum of 20%.

However, Briefly.co.za has learnt that the Department of Basic Education has slammed these reports as false.

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According to the department, these allegations are nothing more than fake news.

"There is no change to the minimum pass requirements for mathematics in grade 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.
"Some people have seemingly fallen victim to this fake news, accusing the department of having reduced the 'pass mark for mathematics to 20%'. This could not be further from the truth.
"It is mischievous of some people to take old information and make it look like it is a new policy directive. We condemn the misleading headline, and the peddling of false information."

According to IOL News, the department is calling on South Africans to not spread false news and seek the truth instead.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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