The metrics of matric: How the Class of 2020 actually fared, province by province by Nicky Roberts

The national matric results for 2020, when taken province by province, show that our outcomes are improving and our inequality narrowing. But the impact of Covid-19 and our rising poverty is yet to be evident in our school results. Our Class of 2020 was in fact quite protected from the impact of Covid-19 as the NSC exam measures two years of learning. The Class of 2020 was taught as normal in 2019. So it’s the Class of 2021 I worry about.

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