President Zuma has warned that there should be consequences for schools who continue to produce a zero percent pass rate for their matric results.
I don’t wish to sound alarmist, but the journey ahead for young matriculants appears perilous, writes Dennis Pather.
Miche Gertse endured years of illness throughout her school career but her perseverance earned her the ministerial award.
Disciplinary hearings for learners from High Quality Independent High School who are suspected of cheating in the matric exams last year have begun.
The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education is determined to harshly deal with those found guilty of group copying.
KZN pupils who have failed the matric examinations have been encouraged to "try again" through the Second Chance Programme.
Thapelo Kheswa, 22, managed to pass his matric after untangling himself from a life of gangsterism that claimed the lives of some of his accomplices.
Archbishop Emeritus Njongonkulu Ndungane has described the matric pass rate of 1.8% as "actually quite poor".