Posts Tagged ‘dropout’

The DBE’s new GEC could be a dropout game changer, or exacerbator

Recently, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) published its Annual Performance Plan for the next financial year. Of particular interest to the Zero Dropout Campaign in the plan is the implementation and progress of the new General Education Certificate (GEC) pilot. According to the DBE’s plan, “The GEC recognises formal learning that has occurred by […]

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Posted on 17 April 2024 under Press releases.

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Experts question new education certificate’s impact on academic standards

There has been debate whether the General Education Certificate (GEC) will, despite its intentions, inadvertently formalise the dropout phenomenon in South Africa, which is still at crisis level.

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Posted on 10 April 2024 under Zero Dropout in the News.

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Admitting that there’s a dropout problem is just the first step, Mr President

At the annual Basic Education Sector Lekgotla held recently, President Cyril Ramaphosa raised his concerns about South Africa’s learner dropout rate, which he said was “still unacceptably high”…

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Posted on 26 March 2024 under Press releases.

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