- Panyaza Lesufi has taken to social media to educate people on how the pass rate works in high schools
- Lesufi said that contrary to popular belief, the pass rate is not 30%
- However, his explanation failed to convince South Africans that the education system is not flawed
The debate over low pass rates in high schools has been going on for a while now and South Africans maintain it sets the bar far too low.
Now, Panyaza Lesufi took to social media to try and explain to South Africans that the pass rate is not a measly 30%.
In fact, Lesufi explained if a pupil received 30% for all their subjects, they would fail. The politician shared a diagram showing the working of the pass rate system.
Take a look at his post below:
However, his explanation failed to convince South Africans that the pass rate is not too low and social media users dubbed it "unacceptable".
Twitter user, @_Zwoluga, commented:
"It is unacceptable that a child who don't understand 70% of their work is still allowed to pass."
Another tweep, @Pharuma, wrote:
"30% means one cannot comprehend and respond to 70% of what they were asked, pathetic."
Social media user, @mbathasiyabong4, added:
"Our education system is a joke. Bantu Education was the best education system ever."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that the Department of Basic Education has denied that the pass rate for mathematics has been lowered to 20% for those only struggling with that subject.
The statement followed criticism over the alleged reduction of mathematics pass rates after Western Cape Education Department head Brian Schreuder had confirmed the change to Vaal Weekblad.
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