Basic Education Minister Angie Motshega says her Department has started taking steps towards the introduction of the General Education Certificate.
The certificate would allow learners, after 10 years of schooling, when completing Grade 9, to access the job market.
She says planning for the introduction of the GEC is at an advantaged state.
Access Motshekga’s full speech here.
- 76.4% Matric pass rate testament that the country’s education system is improving.
- Western Cape achieved a 81.2% pass rate in the 2021 Grade 12 examinations.
Minister Motshekga: Those candidates who did not do well in the NSC exams, do not despair. Those who wish to improve their results should enrol for the Second Chance Matric Programme. Registration into the Programme will close on 15 February 2022.
— Dep. Basic Education (@DBE_SA) January 20, 2022