Free State matrics top of the class

2014-01-06 19:08
Angie Motshekga (Picture: Beeld)

Angie Motshekga (Picture: Beeld)

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Johannesburg - Free State matrics scored the highest pass rate for 2013, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced on Monday.

In total 78.2% of the class of 2013 passed.

Free State received a pass rate of 87.4% followed closely by the North West province at 87.2%.

Matric results for the provinces are: Gauteng 87%, Western Cape 85.1%, KwaZulu-Natal 77.4%, Mpumalanga 77.6%, Northern Cape 74.5%, Limpopo 71.8% and Eastern Cape 64.9%.

There were a total of 562 112 full-time pupils for 2013.

"The standard of our question papers has improved significantly and is comparable to most international bodies," she said in Johannesburg.

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