Does government’s education plan make the grade?
Government’s plan for a grade 9 general education certificate is short on detail, but experts seem to agree in broad strokes on its potential benefits
Basic education minister Angie Motshekga sparked an outcry last month when she mentioned the planned introduction of a general education certificate (GEC) for grade 9 learners.
Nomsa Tarabella-Marchesi of the DA likened the plan to "dusting off Hendrik Verwoerd’s education policy" by "formalising grade 9 as one of the exit points" from school...
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