Over 12,000 Gauteng pupils didn’t write matric, and the dept doesn’t know why

MEC of Education in Gauteng Panyaza Lesufi. Picture: Nokuthula Mbatha/African News Agency(ANA)

Answering a question posed in provincial legislature by the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Khume Ramulifho to Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi, the Gauteng Education Department (GED) revealed that the province has a total of 12,287 pupils who were full time pupils but didn’t write matric.

The department also admitted that it has no way of tracking pupils who moved to another province, transferred to another school within the province or dropped out of school, and that it hasn’t attempted to find out why those pupils didn’t write matric.

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