JONATHAN JANSEN | You’ve been screwed: new curriculum is nothing but a pillar of salt

Let me let you in on the real reasons the department of basic education came up with the new system

26 October 2022 - 22:21

While you were sleeping, your government has been planning a new General Education Certificate (GEC) that promises yet again to completely transform schools. At the end of grade 9, a pupil would get an actual certificate for the first time based on an assessment of competence for what is the end of compulsory schooling. This means a child could legally leave school at this point with a bright, shining certificate in hand rather than wait for one at the end of grade 12 (“matric”)...

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