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Cape Town - The matric class of 2015 is facing the stark reality that fewer than four in every 10 matriculants are going to get jobs, according to Neil Roets, CEO of debt management firm Debt Rescue.

This means close to 500 000 youths will be joining the ranks of the unemployed this year and mostly candidates with decent symbols and desirable subjects such as maths, science and accounting stand a real chance of getting employed early in the year.

According to the Department of Education, a total of 801 688 pupils were registered for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination. This includes full-time and part-time candidates. The NSC results will be announced on January 5 2016 by the minister of basic education and results will be released to candidates by schools on January 6 2016.

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