Motsoeneng questions matric relevance


Controversial South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Chief Operating Officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, has said that obtaining a “piece of paper” after matriculating, means nothing if you don’t have a good brain.

Motsoeneng, who was last year discovered to have lied about his own qualifications following an investigation by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, made the statement in an interview with The Citizen newspaper after telling matrics during the live broadcast of the 2014 pass rate results on Monday, that “Because if you have paper and you don't have brain you can forget”.

“You have two kinds of people in this world. You have certificated people and educated people. You can have many degrees but also in that you need a brain,” Motsoeneng said, stating that he was merely trying to explain that a simple qualification was not enough.

“I qualified myself. People can write and think whatever they want. I don’t know what is the relevance of matric when I have a modern senior certificate, which is higher than the matric certificate. I am more than qualified.