The overall pass rate for the 2022 National Senior Certificate (NSC) is 80.1%, a 3.7% increase over the pass rate achieved by the Class of 2021, according to Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga.
Motshekga stated on Thursday that Umalusi quality assured the 2022 examination results.
They were the 15th cohort of students to take the NSC exams.
According to Motshekga, 922,034 students sat for the NSC exams, a 2,600 increase from the previous year. Last year, the number of part-time students increased as well.
“The performance of this cohort remained high despite the challenges,” she said.
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According to Motshekga, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal contributed the most Bachelor passes, but all provinces improved.
On Friday, candidates who took the NSC exams will receive their matric results. Candidates can retrieve their statements from the school or exam center where they took the exam.
The matric class of 2022 has “borne the brunt of Covid-19 in their critical years of Grade 10 and Grade 11,” according to Motshekga.
The 2022 matric class is the largest full-time cohort of candidates who took the National Senior Certificate exam.
“We thank pupils for putting in the hours and avoiding the well-beaten path to failure by being slack. We thank the teachers for recognising the spark of greatness in these learners and lighting a fire under them. Success beckons success! Go forth and conquer,” said Motshekga.
“To tower over your peers is no fluke, an accident of history, but it is a triumph reserved for those whose greatness is yet to be experienced.”
Watch the matric results announcements below, courtesy of the SABC: