Editorials
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24 Feb 2021
8:02 am

2021 matric pupils will need lots of help

Editorials

Some schools realised last year that not sitting exams would negatively affect Grade 11s going into 2021 and they held exams – but the vast majority did not.

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As the country celebrates the success of government and independent schools matric pupils of 2020, there is a cloud hanging over the class which will sit the exams at the end of this year. That’s because, during the Covid-19 crisis, many pupils who are in Grade 12 this year passed Grade 11 without having written any exams. This was following a directive from the government, which last year had as its priority dealing with the matric class of 2020 and with the effects of Covid-19 and the lockdowns. ALSO READ: Disruptions in 2020 could hit matric class of 2021 extra...

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