Call to Increase Matric Pass Mark

Group pushes for government to increase matric pass mark from 33 to 50 percent

Pressure is mounting on the government to improve the quality of education, with civil society calling for the Matric pass mark to be increased from 33 to 50 percent.

The call, which is led by the Citizens Movement for Social Change - a coalition of civil society activists aimed at influencing public policy - also wants the government to review its relationship with the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU).

Speaking at an Old Mutual corporate social investment forum in Johannesburg this week, renowned social activist and former World Bank Human Development Network director Dr Mamphela Ramphele, confirmed that the movement will launch a campaign aimed at ‘supporting government in improving the quality of education but also hold the authorities accountable’.

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