Matric results out soon
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