The country is celebrating a 75.8% matric pass rate, but this is only one small statistic in measuring the success of the class of 2014.
We are privileged to have Nicholas Spaull, education economist at the first EdTech Stellenbosch of 2015 , helping us make sense of the numbers and statistics of the 2014 Matric results.
Part of the RESEP (Research on Socioeconomic Policy) team situated in the Economics Department at Stellenbosch University, Nicholas has published numerous articles with the common theme running through his research the quality of education, educational outcomes and educational inequality; “As someone committed to education in South Africa I am convinced that improving the quality of basic education in the country is a prerequisite for enhancing the capabilities and economic opportunities of those marginalized under apartheid.”
You can follow Nicholas on twitter @NicSpaull or have a look at his blog http://nicspaull.com/ .
We look forward making a difference tackling some of the educational challenges our country face with you in 2015 !
A big thank you and shout out to MXit Reach for hosting the event.