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It’s time to scrutinise the failure rate

A quarter of those who wrote matric exams didn’t make it

Last week hundreds of thousands of 2021 matric pupils received their results and were met with emotional responses from across the country ranging from euphoria to devastation.

For those who did well it was a moment to celebrate hard-earned accomplishments that will give them a head start for the future. For those who didn’t do well it was a time of despair and disappointment...

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