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Higher standards, better results

Each year, the release of the matric results unleashes a frantic conversation about how to meet the demand for skilled workers to support the South African economy. We live in a world where technological innovation is vital for global competitiveness. So, unsurprisingly, a lot of attention is given to maths and science results and to the number of matriculants choosing technical courses at the tertiary level.

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Poor kids get bullied more – study

DURBAN: October is Bullying Awareness Month, so it should be noted that the chances of being regularly bullied are higher for impoverished children, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) says. This was one of the “worrying trends” to emerge from an analysis of Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (Timss) data by the HSRC.

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