The improvement in the 2018 matric results is an indication that the country is moving in the right direction.
This is according to Professor in the School of Education at the University of Limpopo Dr Peter Mulaudzi, who is reacting to the country’s 78.2% matric pass rate.
Mulaudzi says the result in the top performing provinces such as Gauteng which came out first, can be attributed to good systems and facilities that are in place.
Responding to concerns that nearly half the learners who enrolled in Grade 1 in 2007, did not write the full-time matric exams in 2018 – Mulaudzi says several factors should be considered.
“If you look at what happened to each learner over the past 10 years, there are those that could die, there are those that would move from place to place, there are those that are caught up in accidents as we know in life in general. So you wouldn’t expect that all the learners that enrolled this year will write matric over a period of 10 years.”