Q&A with basic education’s Elijah Mhlanga on matric pass rate

The department of basic education was in a triumphant mood on Thursday after announcing an 82.9% national senior certificate pass rate. Chris Barron asked national DBE spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga ...

21 January 2024 - 00:00 By Chris Barron

How justified is the department's self-congratulation?..

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