Pupils to pass even if they fail? SA’s schooling goes from bad to worse

13 June 2019 - 08:00
According to Jonathan Jansen allowing pupils to progress to the next schooling grade even when their academic performance is poor will collapse the education system.
According to Jonathan Jansen allowing pupils to progress to the next schooling grade even when their academic performance is poor will collapse the education system.
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There is an official document that comes from a powerful committee of the department of basic education containing a “proposal to implement automatic promotion in the Foundation Phase”.

Let me be clear: if this policy is implemented, it would be the final nail in the coffin of an already collapsing primary school system.

 

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