Tuesday, January 13, 2015
The state of education and skills in South Africa.
The high school graduation rate declined for the first time in several years, to 75.8% in 2014 from 78.2% in 2013. The results of year-end National Senior Certificate examinations (NSC or 'matric') are popularly seen as an important indicator of the health of the educational system. However, taking the high dropout and 'throughput' rates into account means the effective pass rate is only 36% for the recent cohort.