Ma­tric re­sults out soon

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UMALUSI has ap­proved the re­lease of the 2011 ma­tric exam re­sults and has in­di­cated that can­di­dates per­formed poorly in the cru­cial sub­ject of math­e­mat­ics.

Umalusi, the coun­cil for qual­ity as­sur­ance in gen­eral and fur­ther ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing, said ma­tric ex­ams man­aged by the ba­sic ed­u­ca­tion depart­ment (DBE) and Independent Ex­am­i­na­tions Board ( IEB) were “valid, fair and cred­i­ble”.

Umalusi chair­man Sizwe Mabizela told re­porters in Pre­to­ria yes­ter­day: “Umalusi is sat­is­fied that noth­ing has been com­pro­mised.”

He said 620 000 stu­dents sat the DBE’S ex­am­i­na­tions. It was “sig­nif­i­cant” that 80 per­cent of the raw marks for the DBE were ac­cepted with­out any ad­just­ment. Mabizela said 8 281 can­di­dates wrote IEB ex­am­i­na­tions and any ad­just­ments were “sig­nif­i­cantly be­low” the max­i­mum 10 per­cent al­lowed. He ex­pressed con­cern about maths. – Sapa

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