WHICH IS REALLY THE TOP PROVINCE?
Much of the dust has settled over the release of the 2013 matric results. With a great deal of fanfare the top province and top learners were announced. The Minister of Basic Education has hailed Free State and North West as the “top performing” provinces based on their NSC pass rate. NAPTOSA Gauteng wishes to congratulate these provinces on their improved NSC pass rate, however, we are of the view that one cannot declare a province to be the “top performer” based solely on its overall pass rate. This pass rate is an indicator of quantity and says nothing about quality, subject selection or retention of learners to mention but a few of the relevant criteria when attempting to rank provinces. It must also be borne in mind that a ranking is not an indication of quality.
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