Matric exams under a cloud

Thousands of matriculants countrywide will be writing the English paper today under a dark cloud.

Thousands of matriculants countrywide will be writing the English paper today under a dark cloud.

Leading academics have criticised the outcome-based education, (OBE) curriculum and advocated that it be scrapped.

Former University of Cape Town vice-chancellor Mamphela Ramphele slammed the system, saying the country had chosen the worst curriculum policy imaginable.

Former dean of education at the University of Pretoria, Professor Jonathan Jansen, was worried about who would take responsibility for the curriculum failure and the millions spent on the curriculum he calls a disaster. - Sne Masuku

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