The Big Read: An annual farce that is not at all funny

08 January 2016 - 02:31 By Jonathan Jansen

It would be a waste of time to join the hype around the Grade 12 or NSC results announced this week. A more important question to ask is this: What has not changed in the Grade 12 results since the end of apartheid? One, the massive drop-out rate continues even though this has been mitigated, in a sense, by "passing" failed pupils from Grade 11 into the final year of schooling.

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