There were more bachelor passes at no-fee schools than fee-paying schools in 2017, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said. But teachers’ union Naptosa had a different take on this metric, disputing that this meant no-fee schools were "outstripping" fee-paying schools. And the DA said the results were cause for concern‚ not celebration. "This is poignant‚ as it points to a remarkable shift in the balance of forces. From 2015 to date‚ greater equity was observed despite the reality that inequalities still remain in the system," Motshekga said on Thursday as she announced the matric results for 2017 at the SABC in Auckland Park‚ Johannesburg. No-fee schools produced 76‚300 bachelor passes while fee-paying schools produced 67‚867 bachelor passes. No-fee schools are quintile one to three schools. The quintile rating of a school is based on the income‚ unemployment and illiteracy of the surrounding area. Quintile one to three schools ask no school fees. But Naptosa executive secret...

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