Poor maths, science results dampen ICT prospects

Less than half of the 2015 matrics who wrote the maths exam have achieved a pass rate.


Failed matric students get a second chance

A support programme initiated by the education department gives learners a second chance to obtain their National Senior Certificate.

Oct 31, 2014

Govt fails to halt maths, science slump

The consistently declining number of students taking the key subjects bodes ill for the ICT skills pool.

Apr 2, 2012

Dinaledi performance declines

The number of learners passing mathematics and physical science at government's flagship schools is decreasing.

Feb 27, 2012

UniForum boosts matric IT

Over 5 000 learners studying IT for matric will receive support materials from Mindset Learn.


Dimension Data pupils maintain 100% pass rate

The company honours the achievements of pupils attending its Saturday School Programme.

Jan 7, 2011

Maths, science marks lag

Less than half the students who wrote mathematics and science last year passed with more than 30%.

May 24, 2006

Student monitoring system planned

SITA is planning to implement a system that will allow the education department to monitor South African students' performance.

Feb 6, 2006

Top matrics win notebooks

South Africa`s top 18 matric pupils have been awarded new notebooks in recognition of their achievements.

Oct 15, 2003

IT boost for SA tourism

A new company, Tourism Multimedia International, has been signed into being to develop information systems for the tourism industry in SA.

Jan 31, 2000

ECnet reports successful Matric results Web site

ECnet has reported that its Matric Web site,, has been a huge success, serving over three million pages to date.

Oct 21, 1998

South African Matrics go surfing just weeks before finals

With only a few weeks to go before final examinations, matric students can look for help at a new educational site, William Smith`s Learning Channel Online (, which goes live this week. The site has been co-developed by Channel Campus, Liberty Life and M-Web, and offers matric students and teachers free access to past exam papers, online syllabus and revision questions.

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