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Budget Speech 2020: Increased spending on education

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What is the budget South Africa will spend on Education in 2020/2021?

  • South Africa will spend R396 Billion

What will the Education budget be used for?

  • In the education sector, investment goes to new schools, replacing schools constructed with inappropriate materials, and providing them with water, electricity and sanitation. 

In 2020/2021, the maths, science and technology grant will introduce coding and robotics to learners in grades R to 3 as announced by the president.

Finance Minister (Tito Mboweni) also said this in his budget speech:

“The Department of Higher Education and Training will reallocate existing funds to undertake a feasibility study for the establishment of a new university of science and innovation in Ekurhuleni.” 

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South Africans to start school two years earlier

South Africans to start school two years earlier - Best Education

Two more years of schooling before Grade 1 will become compulsory in South Africa says Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga as the department prepares to table a new bill this year.

This comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa said the country’s increased investment in Early Childhood Development (ECD) and earlier school learning will bring great economic benefits in the next two decades.

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How to verify a higher education institution and qualification

How to verify a higher education institution and qualification - Best Education

Before enrolling, prospective students must look up their desired qualification and check its level and credit value, as well as information about what it covers, at – click here

 

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Matric results for 2019

South Africa’s matric results for 2019

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has published the matric results for the 2019 cohort with the group achieving a pass rate of 81.3%.

A total of 787,717 candidates entered for the November 2019 NSC examination. This number was made up of 616,754 full time and 170,963 part-time candidates.

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What Gr. 12’s should see ahead of South Africa’s matric results

What Gr. 12's should see ahead of South Africa’s matric results

The matric pass rate has steadily increased over the past decade – from 60.6% in 2009 to 78.2% in 2018, and according to the City Press, the matric pass rate will increase even further in 2019 and will reach 80% for the first time.

However, the annual matric statistics do not tell the full story and a number of recent reports provide a broader overview of South Africa’s matriculants.

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