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Matric results will prove cynics wrong - Umalusi

Umalusi says more work can be done to improve matric results but they are on the right path.

Umalusi says more work can be done to improve matric results but they are on the right path. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN

PRETORIA - The council verifying 2012's grade 12 exams rubbished claims on Friday that the majority of school pupils were scraping through by achieving the minimum requirement.

Earlier in Pretoria, the organisation tasked with making sure the exams are credible, Umalusi, declared as valid and credible the examinations which were written at public and private schools as well as specialised colleges.

Umalusi's chairperson Sizwe Mabizela said they could not fatal or systematic flaws in the 2012 exams.

Adjustments that were made were fairly small, he said.

Mabizela also said people who sang with the choir of cynics about the state of South Africa's education system could not be more wrong.

"The reality is that less than 0.09 percent of our learners obtained the national certificate on the basis of the minimum requirement."

However, Mabizela did said that a lot more could be achieved and the work was far from over.

More than 650,000 pupils wrote exams at private and public schools.

Independent Examination Board pupils could check their results online on Friday afternoon, with schools already making known some of their top achievers.

Government schools will know have their results on January 3, 2013.

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