Snippets from Dr Mthembu's presentation on Assessment a neccessary evil :

It delivers and implement standards of performance and excellence
•It benchmarks against the whole sector trends and past performances
•It compels the system to identify its risks and challenges on time
•It facilitates focused planning by identifying any potential constraints in the education system
•It improves co-ordination of various functional activities across the diverse components of the education system
•It provides motivation for functional managers throughout the education system

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