Proposed General Education Certificate to be tested in 2020 (South Africa)

Basic Education Minister of the South African government announced this fall the proposed introduction of General Education Certificate (GEC) at the end of Grade 9.

Currently, school children progress directly into Grade 10 upon completion of Grade 9. The idea behind the GEC is to introduce an examination that will help the student choose between different educational pathways available after Grade 9, academic or technical. As such the GEC would not serve as an exit qualification but rather as a transition credential.



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