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This Tweet Perfectly Sums Up Our Feelings About A 20% Pass Rate For Maths

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08/12/2016 10:43 SAST | Updated 08/12/2016 15:22 SAST
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South African comedian Conrad Koch poses for a photograph with his puppet named Chester Missing, at his home in Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014.

So, according to the Western Cape Education Department, a circular from the Department of Basic Education instructs a reduction of the pass mark for maths for Grades 7 to 9, to just 20 percent. Apparently it only covers pupils who have previously obtained at least 40 percent in the subject, and are passing all their other subjects. It's supposed to be a bit of a boost for those who are struggling since maths became a compulsory subject.

Still, 20 percent?

'nuff said.

Watch Chester Missing saying nice, totally uncontroversial things at the Huffington Post SA launch party.