Tuesday, 3 January 2017

[SOUTH AFRICA]Education dept hopes for improved 2016 matric results

The Basic Education Department says it is hoping for an improved outcome in the 2016 matric results which Minister Angie Motshekga will announce in Midrand, north of Johannesburg, at 6pm on Wednesday.

More than 800 000 learners, full-time and part-time candidates wrote last year's Grade 12 exams.

The 2015 results dropped by five per cent to 70.7%, from 75.8% in 2014. Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape were the worst performing provinces, with the Western Cape coming out tops.

Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga says they are hoping for an improved outcome.

“The minister is going to be releasing the national pass rate at 6pm Wednesday evening. She will also be revealing the performance of the provinces. In 2016 the minister, the deputy minister, the director general spent a lot of time visiting them. We believe that when the minister talks this evening, we will be seeing the outcomes of those efforts that we put in place to ensure that all our learners were supported.”


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