This comparison is inconsistency at its worst . Are the Maths educators eating the same magical beans to get their matriculation candidates to perform at a higher level like Jack who climbed the beanstalk to new heights?
It is also interesting to note that the MECs of 6 provinces have predicted increased Matric pass rate from 73,9% (2012) to around 79% (2013) .
With the elections and the introduction of the new Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) for Matriculants in 2014, there is every likelihood that the above predication will become a reality.
Bishop Desmond Tutu and Mamphela Ramphele (Agang leader) have questioned the minimum pass rate and have shouted aloud, "Where in the world do you see a learner failing by 70% but is still allowed to pass the Matric examination?"
In his Sunday Times article : "failure breeds 'success' in SA schools" ( 5 January 2014) , Jonathan Jansen,
the highly respected rector and vice-chancellor of the University of Free State has slated our education system as being fraudulent. He has repeatedly suggested ways and means of improving the QUALITY of the education system but this has always fallen on deaf ears.
As long as there is politics in the make-up of the Matriculation results and the minimum pass rate remains at 30% , we will continue to place our 20 years of democracy in destruction mode and all the hard work done by our great icon ,the late Nelson Mandela will continue to go to waste.
We need a 50 matric pass rate says Jansen
Jonathan Jansen on twitter