Matric results - as it happened

2016-01-05 17:11

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced a 70.7% pass rate for the matric class of 2015.


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05 Jan 19:15
After missing almost six months of schooling last year, Sachs matriculant Andrew Tucker has still managed to become the country's top achiever of 2015.

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Top achiever of 2015: Andrew Tucker

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The top overall learner for 2015: Andrew Tucker, Western Cape

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Top achiever in Quintile 5: Andrew Tucker - Western Cape

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Top achiever in Quintile 4: Simone Heenop - KZN

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Top achiever in Quintile 3: Mapula Sebati Dendron Secondary - Limpopo

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Top achiever in Quintile 2: Fulufhelani Tshivase - Limpopo

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Top achiever in maths and physics: Hamandishe Mathivha - Limpopo

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Top achiever with special educational needs: Noziphiwo Mdingi - School for the Blind EC

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Top achiever in Quintile 1: Mmangaliso Dobe  - Toli Secondary School - EC

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Top achiever in maths: Rebecca Haines - Rustenburg Girls High - Mathematics

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Motshekga: We have a special plea to learners who did not succeed to say this is not the end of the world.

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More girls obtained Bachelors than boys.

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The total number of distinctions achieved in 2015: 63 348

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If the progressed learners were not added, the overall pass rate would have been 74%.

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The overall matric pass rate: 70.7%, down from 75% last year.

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Motshekga: The number of learners that failed in these three provinces gave us a drop of 9%. Clearly we must pay attention to KZN, EC and Limpopo.

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Motshekga: The three biggest rural provinces, KZN, LIMP and EC have 53 percent of our learners, if anything happens in KZN, everyone catches the flu.

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Provinces in order of performance:

1. Western Cape - 84.7%

2. Gauteng - 84.2%

3. Free State - 81.6%

4. North West - 81.5%

5. Mpumalanga - 78.6%

6. Northern Cape - 69.4%

7. Limpopo - 65.9%

8. KZN - 60.7%

9. Eastern Cape 56.8%


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There was no district in the Western Cape that achieved lower pass rate than 80%.

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Overberg was third with 89.7% pass rate, and Western Cape with 88.9%.

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District that received highest pass rate in 2015 was Sedibeng East, followed by Gauteng West.

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Motshekga: The number of learners at no fee-schools has increased.

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Motshekga: South Africa said we should raise the bar, so we did.

05 Jan 18:28
Johannesburg - The highest number of matriculants ever wrote the National Senior Certificate in 2015.The basic education department said this was the eighth group of pupils to sit the NSC since the new education system was introduced.

05 Jan 18:25
Motshekga: We want to congratulate NW province for getting 59.9% pass rate from the progressed learners.

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8 463 got diplomas and 10 000 received higher certificates

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Of the 37.6% of learners who would not have sat for final exam, 3 297 obtained Bachelors.

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Motshekga: "80% of students attend no-fee schools across the country."

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Motshekga has confirmed that the number of those who had registered for final exams was 799 306. This was 110 000 more than last year.

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Top achievers of 2015

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Basic Education Minister is about to release the 2015 matric results.

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Watch live from Johannesburg as Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga delivers the highly anticipated matric results report.

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Class of 2015 top achievers.

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The matric class of 2015 is the eighth cohort of pupils to sit the National Senior Certificate, the basic education department said on Tuesday.

These pupils entered the education system in January 2004, the department's director general Mathanzima Mweli told reporters in Midrand, Johannesburg during a technical briefing ahead of the release of the 2015 matric results.

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The technical report is done.

05 Jan 17:24
Under-performing districts: KZN, Limpopo and Eastern Cape

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It might take 3-5 years to get the pass rate on an upward trend because of the changes in the education system.

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