Experts divided as pupils to get 5% extra marks to stop them failing

The 2020-only policy for grades 4 and 9 has boffins worried about class sizes, under-preparedness and heterogeneity

25 November 2020 - 20:26 By prega govender

The department of basic education has asked schools to award extra marks to pupils who fail some subjects in grades 4 to 9 in a bid to prevent a high number of them from repeating the same grade next year.

Teachers have been authorised to give pupils, at the end of this year, up to 5% more in a maximum of three subjects they failed if it will help them to meet the pass requirements. ..

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