Johannesburg - The 2015 matric exam national pass rate has dropped to 70.7%, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Tuesday.
- Matric results will be available here on Wednesday.
This was down from 75.8% achieved in 2014, she said at the release of the results in Midrand, Johannesburg.
If so-called "progressed learners" had not been added to the total, the pass rate would have been 74%.
These were pupils who failed Grade 11 twice and were promoted to Grade 12 without meeting the passing criteria.