Compulsory school-age: From 7 years to 15 years (Grades 1 to 9)
Compulsory school-age learner: A learner within the compulsory school-age group
Over-age learner: A learner who is more than two years older than the age group norm for a specific grade
Age group norm: The age that a learner must be in a grade - taken as the grade plus 6 years,
e.g. 7 years in Grade 1 and 15 years in Grade 9
Age group norm limit: The maximum age for admission to a grade - taken as 2 years above the age group norm, e.g. 17 years in Grade 9. Any learner above the age group norm limit is an overage learner.
Instruction space: The space in any classroom, including laboratories, specialist rooms and other suitable rooms in a school building that can be used for the teaching of learners
General Education and Training (GET) band: The general education band from Grades 1 to 9
Further Education and Training (FET) band: Education and training for Grades 10 to 12. These learners are not of compulsory school age. Further education and training is offered by FET colleges and public schools.
FET colleges: Colleges that offer an equivalent education and training in a variety of courses from Level 2 to 4 (Grades 10 to 12)
Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) institutions: Institutions that offer education and training. The training is aimed mainly at adult learners who have had little or no school education.
A variety of programmes are offered.