Yes, matric results will be published
Oct 18 2011 9:29AM

Mpho Dube

After announcing a matric pass rate target of 70%, the department of education says it supports that the results be published in the media.

National Department of Basic Education spokesperson Panyaza Lesufi said some media houses missed the deadline of September 30 to apply for accreditation to publish results. However, the department had since extended the deadline to October 26.

Mosebjane Kgaffe spokesperson for department of education in Limpopo, confirmed that the department did not oppose the publication of the results. Earlier, MEC for education in Limpopo Namane Masemola, said his department was equal to the task of reaching a 70% pass rate.

Masemola said having improved last year’s results to 57.9 %, this academic year his department had set a target of 70% so that Limpopo could be on the same level other provinces.

“I would like to call upon our grade 12 classes to respond appropriately by positioning the province properly. To them I say, work hard, because this is about your future. This is the last push before the final exams and we urge our teachers and pupils to subject themselves to the last push. Fourteen days before writing the final exams,” said the MEC.

He also confirmed that in Limpopo, 74507 full-time candidates and 12754 part-time candidates would be writing the National Senior Certificate. The MEC added that a total of 87261 pupils would have to respond to the challenge of the province.

The examinations will be written in 1410 centres across the province starting today, with Computer Application Technology to be written by 2228 pupils. Exams end on December 1.

mphod@thenewage.co.za

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