Behind The Herald Headlines with Daron Mann
LISTEN | 30% pass rate comments 'ill-informed' and an 'insult to pupils'
The back-to-school rush is over, with schooling under way in all provinces.
The 2022 matric results have also been announced, with all regions recording improvements.
But what does this mean?
In Behind The Herald Headlines with Daron Mann this week, we speak to education expert Prof Mary Metcalfe of the University of Johannesburg.
And what about comments that matric results have only improved because the pass rate is so low?
“There’s something I see on Twitter all the time, this national sense that people can pass matric with 30%,” says Metcalfe.
“It is absolutely ill-informed and inaccurate, and, to be a little bold, an insult to all our learners who achieved far higher than that.”
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