Slight improvement in IEB matric results

2012-12-29 09:15

The Independent Examination Board (IEB) examination results announced today were a slight improvement on last year’s.

More than 8 700 pupils at private schools wrote the exams this year and achieved a pass rate of 98.20%, The Star newspaper reported.

Last year’s pass rate was 98.15%.

The newspaper reported that all those who passed gained entry into tertiary study.

It reported Anne Oberholzer, IEB chief executive, saying she was pleased with the results – and that 83.6% of pupils achieved entry to study a degree – a “significant” improvement from last year’s 81.67%.

“Learners are realising that it’s not enough to just pass – that they have to pass well,” the Star quoted Oberholzer saying.

“I think the hype nationally around the quality of the pass rates – that a 30%pass is not enough – has seen both learners and teachers realise they need to extend themselves to their very best.”

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

It may be difficult to compromise, but that may just be what s needed to keep things in harmony. Try not to worry or stress too...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.