Supps pass rate under 23% - Motshekga

2014-05-05 17:21
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

kalahari.com

  • Good to Great
    Make the leap from good to great with this helpful book Was R374.00 Now R187.00
    buy now

Johannesburg – Fewer than 23% of pupils who sat for the 2014 supplementary matric exams got a matric certificate, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Monday.

Out of the 66 105 pupils who wrote the supplementary examinations, 15 030 passed, Motshekga said in a statement.

"The 2014 supplementary examinations proceeded without any incidents that may affect the integrity and the credibility of the examinations."

The examinations took place at 6 168 centres around the country between 17 February and 25 March, under the same conditions as those used in November last year.

"The supplementary examination is a special examination offered to candidates that were indisposed and were therefore unable to write the examination in November 2013," said Motshekga.

"The examinations are also offered to candidates that may have failed the November 2013 NSC examination by not more than two subjects."

Those who wrote both the supplementary examination and last year's November examination, were considered to have taken part in one examination sitting.

Adding the students who passed the supplementary exams, the national pass rate rose to 80.8%, from 78.2% last year.

"A total of 454 809 candidates have now been successful in attaining the National Senior Certificate in the Class of 2013," said Motshekga.

Following the supplementary exams, 1 303 more pupils qualified for admission to do bachelor studies, 2 834 were eligible for diploma studies and 10 763 more qualified for higher certificate studies.

"We are proud of the learners who took the decision to again sit for the examinations after their setback last year during the Grade 12 final examinations," the minister said.

- SAPA
Read more on:    angie motshegka  |  matrics  |  education
NEXT ON NEWS24X
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
29 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/Fashion
 

6 life hacks you simply have to know

A few simple tricks can make your life so much easier!

 
 

For chic geeks...

Device lets disabled people talk through their nose
It’s THIS easy for someone to steal your ATM pin!
This is why you should install iOS 8
17 photo illusions that look so real

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Receptionist/Administrator

Kraaifontein
Your Move Personnel
R20 - R25 Per Day

Online Marketing Manager

Cape Town
Expat Explore Ltd
R360 000 Per Year

Financial Manager

Cape Town
Communicate Cape Town Finance
R360 000 - R420 000 Per Year

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Pre-order your iPhone 6 at kalahari.com

Hurry and pre-order your own iPhone 6 now at SA’s favourite online store!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

Mind blow low prices on electronics

Get either the Prestigio multiphone or Proline tablet 7” tablet for only R699. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Barbie toys

Save 30% on all Barbie toys and accessories. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Baby extravanganza month at kalahari.com

Celebrate baby month with a wide range of awesome baby products. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Something may be bothering you. A flooded mind and impulsive reactions are not a good combination as you are not thinking clearly....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.