What's On Everyone's Lips: Matric Results.

By Phumzile Mavimbela

 It was an exciting day for some and a somber day for others, as the Department of Basic  Education released the NSC grade 12 results for 2020.  2020 was the most difficult year for matrics, the results of the Matric Class of 2020 are down by 5% when compared to last year. The results dropped from 81,3% in 2019 to 76.2% in 2020.

A number of experts had predicted that covid will have a big impact on the matric results. But students and teachers still hoped that all the extra work they did would deliver the same results as the previous year.

Matric Class of 2020 pass rates per province:

Free State: 85.1%
Gauteng: 83.8%
Northern Cape: 66%
Western Cape: 79%
North West: 76.2%
Limpopo: 68.2%
Mpumalanga: 73.7%
Eastern Cape: 68.1%
KwaZulu-Natal: 77.6%

Different Passes – Matric Results 2020

Bachelor Degree Passes: 36.4%
Diploma Passes: 26%
Higher Certificate Passes: 13.7%
NCS Passes: 0.01% 

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