Speech Delivered by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, MP, at the Announcement of the 2015 NSC Examinations Results at Vodaworld, Johannesburg

Deputy Minister: the Honourable Mr Enver Surty
Honourable Chairperson and Members of the Basic Education Portfolio Committee
Honourable Chairperson and Members of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation
Members of the Executive Councils
Basic Education Director-General and Heads of Education Departments
Representatives of Education Formations and Stakeholders
Top Performing Learners and their Parents and Grandparents
Ladies and Gentlemen
Fellow South Africans
Good evening!

Today, we gather here to announce the results of the Class of 2015. The National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations are a critical summative assessment in the schooling system. These national assessments have developed in leaps and bounds since the first NSC examinations were written in 1996. We can safely say these assessments have positioned the basic education sector as a custodian of high educational standards.

Over the years, the Quality Assurance Council, UMALUSI has confirmed these assessments as a beacon of administrative rigour and exemplar of resilience. The NSC results announcement not only signifies the culmination of thirteen years of formal schooling (including Grade R), but the NSC is seen by many as a barometer of the health of the basic education sector. Readmore


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