9 Limpopo schools report staggering 0% matric pass rate for 2019

9 Limpopo schools report staggering 0% matric pass rate for 2019

The Department of Education is worried about reports that 9 schools in Limpopo reported a 0% pass rate for their matrics of 2019.

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On Tuesday, the Department of Basic Education announced that the matric pass rate has risen to 81.3%, the highest in history.

Briefly.co.za learned that the schools that reported a 0% pass rate are small schools, which according to the Limpopo Education spokesperson Sam Makondo are not viable.

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Makondo suggests that small schools should be merged together to give them better opportunities according to Jacarandafm.com

"Small schools, you would know by their nature, are not viable and sustainable and compromises in a big way the delivery of quality education.”
"In the light of their performance in these results in 2019, the MEC has directed accordingly that the process of merging these schools with other schools should start.
"She however appealed to the community where these schools are to come on board and work with the department rather than fight the efforts of department whose intention is to ensure that learners at these schools get the best education."

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"It cannot be right for communities to think that small schools should not be merged in the interest of education," says Makondo.
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Source: Briefly.co.za

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