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Motshekga: 30% is not the required pass mark

Basic Education minister Angie Motshekga is again defending the matric pass mark.

JOHANNNESBURG - Basic Education minister Angie Motshekga is again defending the matric pass mark.

She was responding to comments by Build One SA leader Mmusi Maimane that a 30-percent pass mark undermines the intellect of SA’s youth.

Motshekga says this is a myth perpetuated year after year.

A basic matric pass requires a pupil to achieve at least 40-percent in three subjects, including their home language, and three other subjects with a minimum of 30-percent.

Motshekga says 30-percent is not the required pass mark.

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