Matric pass down in 5 provinces

2015-01-05 22:38
Angie Motshekga (Picture: Beeld)

Angie Motshekga (Picture: Beeld)

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Johannesburg - The matric pass rates in five of the nine provinces declined in 2014, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said while announcing the results in Johannesburg on Monday.

KwaZulu-Natal had the steepest decline, from a pass rate of 77.4% in 2013 to 69.7% in 2014.

The top performer, Gauteng, had an 84.7% pass rate, 2.3% points lower than the 87% in 2013.

Motshekga made special mention of Limpopo, which achieved a pass rate of 72.9%, up from 71.8% in 2013.

She said this was despite pupils' "many challenges", including a delay in receiving textbooks in 2012.

The 2014 national matric pass rate was 75.8%. This was a 2.4% point drop from 78.2% in 2013.


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