#MatricResults2016 - National pass rate hits 76.2%

2017-01-04 16:15

The national senior certificate pass rate has increased to 76.2% without progressed learners. When including progressed pupils, that figure is 72.5%.

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04 Jan 20:35

IN SUMMARY: The Free State chalked up a 93.2% National Senior Certificate pass rate, which excludes the results of progressed learners, to emerge as the country's top performing province.

This was an increase of six percentage points compared to 2015.The Western Cape followed closely with 87.7% and Gauteng with 87%.

Both figures reflect the pass rates without the results of progressed pupils included.


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Top achievers being announced now.

04 Jan 18:58
Don't forget:
Get your Matric Results online tomorrow at 06:00 here

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Pass rate for 2016 with progressed learners is 72.5%. Without progressed learners it's 76.2%

04 Jan 18:40
2016 class biggest yet.

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Free State attained 93% pass, only province to break 90% threshold.

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Five districts perform under 50% - all in the Eastern Cape

04 Jan 18:31
Highest performing district in SA is Overberg in the Western Cape with 92.7%.

04 Jan 18:30
Motshekga: the poverty ranking of schools revealed impressive results in terms of Bachelors & Diploma passes.

04 Jan 18:28
Motshekga thanks all provinces for giving the students extra support to the learners. "They would have fallen through the cracks"

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Says of the learners who were progressed in 2012, they had more than 3 000 Bachelors passes and over 12 000 Diploma passes.

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2316 distinctions for 2016 class

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Motshekga says Umalusi declared the exams credible.

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We have to improve the quality of education well before Grade 12 - Motshekga

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Class of 2016 the heroes of 2016 - Motshekga.

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Motshekga thanks all attending, particularly top achievers.

04 Jan 18:13
Min. Motshekga welcomed to the stage. And then the presentation immediately cuts to a clip encouraging parents to read to their children.

04 Jan 18:10
Surty thanks the DBE's corporate partners.

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1.95 million children get a meal every day - Surty

04 Jan 18:02
The presentation has begun. Deputy Min. Enver Surty speaks.

04 Jan 17:59
Min. Motshekga is on stage and ready to go.

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For matrics anxious about the soon-to-be released results, the Department of Social Development has made counselling services available.

"Reports of depression and suicide tend to be on the increase during this time," the dept says.

The Command Centre can be reached toll free on 0800 428 428. Callers can also request a social worker from the Command Centre to contact them by dialling *120*7867# (free) from any cellphone.


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Gauteng & KZN leading provinces when it comes to Bachelors passes. Gauteng is tops with 37 582 learners.

04 Jan 17:03
More than 50% of learners passed either Bachelor & Diploma enabling them to access higher educ, says Poliah.

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Poliah: Out of the 674 652 learners that registered, 64 474 didn't write exams. Out of that 64 000, 20 000 were absent for some reason. The rest for the multiple examinations. 

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Progressing learners to other grades is to ensure learners don't get frustrated & drop out, allows them to stay in system, says the DBE's Poliah.

However, progressed learners must still meet the requirement of the NSC to pass, they aren't pushed through, he says.


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Some good news from the chief director at the Basic Education Dept Rusuf Poliah:

04 Jan 16:16

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is just hours away from releasing the National Senior Certificate exam results for 2016.

Motshekga is first expected to address a technical briefing in Midrand to explain the data.

Results for each province will be released on Thursday, except for the Western Cape, which will release them on Friday.

The 2015 matric exam national pass rate dropped to 70.7%, down from the 75.8% in 2014.The department said it might take three to five years to get the pass rate on an upward trend because of changes in the education system.

The three worst-performing provinces in 2015 were Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Eastern Cape. These provinces account for 54% of the country’s pupils, meaning they determine whether the pass rate goes up or down.

News24's Mpho Raborife and LeratoSejake will be tweeting live from the scene. You can follow them on @MsRaborife and @leosejake.

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