Monday, September 26, 2011

Call for newspapers to stop publishing matric results

By Lelethu Mquqo
26 September 2011


Young Communist League secretary Buti Manamela has called on the government to stop publishing matric results in newspapers.

He says the publication contributes to the high suicide rate among teenagers as pupils who fail suffer embarrassment and humiliation.

Manamela says it has even happened that young people have committed suicide because their names could not be found in newspapers, with it later emerging that they had actually passed.

The Young Communist League says passing or failing Grade 12 should not be the benchmark for passing or failing in life.

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