SAFM 8pm News Bulletin

The DA has congratulated the class of 2020 for achieving a pass rate of 76 point two percent - despite the massive challenges of the COVID 19 pandemic - but the party says the real pass rate is much lower than claimed by Basic Education. The DA says in a statement that Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, is not acknowledging the real pass rate of 44 point one percent. The DA says it arrives at this figure by comparing the number of learners who enrolled in 2018 to the number who wrote and passed Matric in 2020. The DA has accused Basic Education of whitewashing the matric results to mask severe systemic failures it has failed to address over the years.

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