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The science of private schools in SA (and their near 100% Matric pass rate)

https://www.sparkschools.co.za/

(Also read: "SPARK Schools provides Singapore-quality education for R19 400 per year")

We’ve seen a proliferation of new independent schools in the country… especially post-democracy.

Lebogang Montjane, Independent Schools Association

Our students are comparable to the very best in the world and the South African curriculum prepares you for every university in the world [except Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial College London].

Lebogang Montjane, Independent Schools Association

The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) logged a 98.92% matric pass rate for 2018.

More than nine out of 10 learners writing the IEB exams achieved results making them eligible to study for a university degree.

Almost all students who wrote IEB exams attended private schools.

Ray White (in for Bruce Whitfield on The Money Show) interviewed Lebogang Montjane, Executive Director of the Independent Schools Association about the science of private education and independent schools.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for more quotes from it).

Every single examination centre meets the requirements of the state.

Lebogang Montjane, Independent Schools Association

About 30% of our schools are eligible for a state subsidy… Our fees range from R0 to R400 000…

Lebogang Montjane, Independent Schools Association

Your wage bill is quite high in most independent schools… the state is not paying for infrastructure…

Lebogang Montjane, Independent Schools Association

We do know that they [teachers] are under-compensated.

Lebogang Montjane, Independent Schools Association

Committed teachers, committed parents and committed pupils… [When asked how they get it right] It’s about the institutional culture.

Lebogang Montjane, Independent Schools Association

We should never equate price to quality...

Lebogang Montjane, Independent Schools Association

My daughter is in an independent school… there are some brilliant public schools… in some families one child is in a public school while another is in a private school…

Lebogang Montjane, Independent Schools Association

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This article first appeared on 702 : The science of private schools in SA (and their near 100% Matric pass rate)


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