Images of a statement of results with the word education misspelt as ‘eduction’ started circulating on social media after they were handed out to matrics.
Free State department of education spokesperson Howard Ndaba said they discovered the problem on 9 January and the subsequently contacted the printers to reprint the statement with the correct spelling.
“It was a human error. We apologise for the error, it is being corrected. New Statements of Results will be available at schools from Wednesday 15 January. The statements have no bearing on the matric certificate which will be issued by Umalusi,” said Ndaba.
The Free State was applauded earlier this Month when Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga announced it was the number one province in the country with a matric pass rate of 87.4%.