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The Grade 12 National Senior Certificate Examination Results For 2010

The Grade 12 National Senior Certificate examination is one of the instruments for measuring how government is doing in discharging its responsibility of improving quality of education. The performance of our grade 12 learners in these examinations are of great importance not only to the individuals and their families but to the whole nation – the health of the education system rightly or wrongly tends to be judged on the performance of these young people...Read more

Annual National Assessments In 2011 And Beyond
The Department introduced annual national assessments (ANA) in grades 1 to 6 in 2008 as part of the Foundations for Learning Campaign initially for the following reasons:
  • To provide opportunity to those learners who may not be sampled for systemic evaluation surveys also to experience external assessments;
  • To generate standardised evidence for monitoring the progress in the Department’s programme to lay solid foundations for learning; and 
  •  To provide teachers with a variety of methods and techniques of assessing to make informed and appropriate choices...Read more

Speak Out! against sexual abuse

The Department of Basic Education takes very seriously the number of reports of alleged cases of sexual harassment and sexual violence of learners by teachers. The Department’s main priority is to ensure the safety of learners at school. While cases of sexual harassment and violence occur across our society, and in our schools, the Department is determined that schools should become safe zones for our learners and teachers...Read more







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