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JONATHAN JANSEN | Behind the end-of-year exam plan is a big, ruinous lie

The ‘Covid-driven’ change merely stresses the huge gap between privileged and disadvantaged schools

24 September 2020 - 19:11 By jonathan jansen

The government’s plan for the end-of-year examinations for grades 10 and 11 is a joke - except it will ruin the lives of tens of thousands of children. That makes Circular S7 of 2020’s “revised promotion requirements” no laughing matter at all. It really is a pity that our journalism is so weak as to swallow the official line in headlines like “Government scraps final exams”. It did nothing of the sort...

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