Motshekga to consider new matric pass rate

Angie Motshekga set up the task team last year to establish the main criticisms against the matric pass.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Education Department says the recommendations of a task team to improve the matric certificate will be put through the normal policy processes.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga set up the task team last year to establish the main criticisms against the matric certificate pass requirements.

The task team's findings were made public at the weekend.

The report gives recommendations on a number of issues such as the current 30 percent pass requirement.

The department's Elijah Mhlanga says, "The minister set up the task team after media reports and after some members of the public had raised concerns about it and now the team has submitted the report to her."

The department says Motshekga would take into consideration recommendations made about the current matric pass mark.

Among other key findings, the report recommended that the department considered making mathematics a compulsory subject.