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Last week, matriculants of 2016 and South Africans with an interest in the state of our education system listened with interest as our Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, reported on the results of the matriculation exams.

The nation was pleased to hear of the improvements in the overall pass rate at Grade 12 level, and it was particularly noteworthy that many of the best performing districts were in provinces that have traditionally not had access to the highest quality educational infrastructure and resources.

Both the Western Cape and Gauteng featured well, and the Free State, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal returned good results too. It is pleasing to see that there has been an improvement in the national matric pass rate, despite the many concerns that have previously been voiced regarding the lowering of the Mathematics pass rate and the progression of a large number of students who were at high risk of falling out of the education system.

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