6000 Pupils im Free State are between 20 and 30 years old

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More than 6 000 pupils in the Free State are aged between 20 and 30 years, according to statistics seen by News24.

At least 3 233 of the pupils are aged 20 while 1 589 are 21 and 717 are 22.

The compulsory schooling age group is seven to 15 years or the end of Grade 9. A pupil who is more than two years older than the age group norm for a specific grade is classified as an over-age pupil.
 
Do you think they started late?
Or are they doing grade 12 over and over?

Failing is not easy, school is not that difficult.
 
Do you think they started late?
Or are they doing grade 12 over and over?

Failing is not easy, school is not that difficult.
Free State is the number 1 province in the matric pass rate so I don't think they have a problem of people repeating Grade 12 over and over again.

Probably other factors, it's nothing unusual in rural areas.
 
So fair to say I won't be in trouble when I say some of the pupils look like they can get it.
 
As long as the government doesn't pay a 25 year old to redo grade 11 5 times I don't really care.

Who is paying for this.
 
It's rural areas, learners get pregnant and have to drop out for a few years, some get into trouble with the law and find their way again some lose a couple of years in the primary years because the early childhood development is not up there. Chasing people away is not encouraged so they are allowed to get through.
 
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