Motshekga to release matric results

2017-01-04 07:44
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga (Jenni Evans, News24)

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga (Jenni Evans, News24)

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Johannesburg - Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will on Wednesday release the National Senior Certificate exam results for 2016.

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

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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.

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