Matric pass rate on the rise

2013-05-27 20:15


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Johannesburg - The official matric pass rate increased by almost 2% following the supplementary exams, the basic education department said on Monday.

"The overall pass rate has increased from 73.9% to 75.6%," the department said in a statement.

"[It] confirms that the department of basic education should be capable of attaining its targeted pass rate of 75% in the 2013 National Senior Certificate [NSC] examination."

The total number of people who passed had increased from 377 829 to 392 178.

The NSC supplementary exams started on 11 February and ended on 19 March.

The supplementary exams were written by 62 682 of the 86 113 people who enrolled for them.

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