Maths not counted out of school

It said the reports are far from the truth and are misleading, as the department continues to recognise the role that Mathematics plays and will continue to play in the development of the nation. “Maths is compulsory from Grade 1 to 9 in the South African schooling system.

Court ruling on religion in schools welcomed

The department has reiterated that the aim of the ruling is not to ban religious practices in schools but about protecting children and emphasising that schools should engage in religion education rather than religious instruction and not promote one religion over another.

Experts to look at viability of independent exam council

However, despite this, we acknowledge that there are still challenges associated with the process of marker appointment in the various provinces, as it relates to the calibre and competency of markers.