South Africa’s matric results are held up as probably the most important moment in the basic education system.
Their school careers are over – but what did South Africa's matric class of 2015 actually learn, and how many of them are ready for what comes next?
The majority of children in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania are attending school – but the evidence suggests they’re not all learning.
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More and more children are attending primary school in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. But there are worryingly large gaps in their learning.
Extensive research shows that textbooks are crucial to children’s learning.
Textbooks have been at the centre of two major South African court cases. They may not be a magical cure for all the country's education ills, but research shows they are a critical part of learning.
Girls walk to school in South Africa’s poor Eastern Cape province.
A lot has changed for the better in South Africa's education system - but inequality remains a thorn in the country's side. How can we disrupt educational inequality?
South African teachers say it's a struggle to apply their training about "inclusive education" in crowded, stressful classroom situations.
It’s high stakes when the education minister announces South Africa’s matric results.
In South Africa, as in many countries, the release of senior secondary school exam results, referred to locally as “the Matric”, causes a media furore every year. At 18-years-old, students either pass…
Where is education going for South Africa’s ‘Born Frees’?
Since the dawn of democracy in South Africa 20 years ago, pass rates in the country’s end-of-school exam – commonly known as the matric – have been steadily on the rise, despite indications that the schooling…