Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 05-01-2018
The Minister of Basic Education has announced has applauded the class of 2017 for achieving a 75.1% pass rate including progressed learners, a 2.6% improvement from the previous year.
Angie Motshekga announced the 2017 matric results on Thursday.
The Class of 2017 has recorded the third highest enrolment of Grade 12 learners in the history of the basic education system in South Africa.
Motshekga says for the past seven years, the department has noted that the NSC pass rate has consistently been above the 70% threshold.
“The Class of 2017 must be commended for maintaining this trend. The 2017 NSC overall pass rate, with the progressed learners excluded, stands at 76.5%, a 0.3% improvement from the 76.2% achieved in 2016.”
However, Motshekga says that with the progressed learners included, the overall pass rate, stands at 75.1%, a 2.6% improvement from the 72.5% achieved in 2016.
“This represents a total of 401 435 candidates who had passed the 2017 NSC examinations. Well done to the Class of 2017!”
The total number of candidates, who registered for the November 2017 NSC examinations, was 802 431; comprising 629 155 full-time candidates, and 173 276 part-time candidates.
A total of 153 610 candidates achieved Bachelor passes (equivalent to 28.7%); 161 333 passed with a Diploma (equivalent to 30.2%); 86 265 passed with Higher Certificates (equivalent to 16.1%) and 99 passed with a National Senior Certificate.
#MatricResults2017 National Pass rate 75.1%
Pass rate per province:
- Free State: 89.8%
- Gauteng: 86%
- Western Cape: 84.4%
- North West: 82.1%
- Northern Cape: 77.6%
- Mpumalanga: 76.6%
- KwaZulu-Natal: 73.6%
- Limpopo: 67.4%
- Eastern Cape: 65.8%