Motshekga says that 80.1% of the Class of 2022 passed the Matric Examination.

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Motshekga says that 80.1% of the Class of 2022 passed the Matric Examination.


Motshekga says that 80.1% of the Class of 2022 passed the Matric Examination.

The country’s 2022 matric class passed with an 80.1% passing rate, becoming the second cohort since the inauguration of democracy to do so.

Angie Motshekga, the basic education minister, presented the official results for each of the nine provinces on Thursday night.

The Free State had the highest pass rate of 88.5 percent, up from 2.8 percent in 2021, while the overall pass rate increased by 3.7%.

The province with the lowest results, Limpopo, with a pass rate of 72.1%.

“We must prioritize our interventions on teaching and learning losses,” said Motshekga. “The Class of 2022 has clearly proved that with the necessary assistance and intervention initiatives, we can make it.”

Motshekga emphasized the importance of acknowledging the principals, instructors, support staff, and parents in order to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the class of 2022.

The future of our students and the prosperity of our country are in your hands, she said, adding that schools are “at the coalface of basic education delivery.” “We salute you for the wonderful work you continue to perform on a daily basis,” she said.


Exam oversight organization Umalusi said on Monday that while it has given the go-ahead for the publishing of the 2022 matric results, it was concerned about cheating claims that had surfaced from some of the exam centers.

“Umalusi continues to be deeply worried about cases of anomalies during the administration of the exams. Various sorts of exam-related cheating were discovered in some centers, according to Umalusi Chief Executive Mafu Rakometsi.

According to the seriousness of the offenses, various consequences have been applied to the concerned applicants, including the annulment of the results and a ban on taking the exam for one or two examination cycles, according to Rakometsi.

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In the interim, it was revealed that the unanswerable question on Paper 2 of the Grade 12 Math Exam had been excluded from the marking scheme.

According to Elijah Mhlanga, a spokesman for the Department of Basic Education (DBE), the test was therefore graded out of 143. Then, the score was raised to 150.

On Wednesday, the Independent Examinations Board (IEB), which handled the administration of the private school exams, announced the final national results.

Its matric pass rate was 98.42%, which was marginally higher than the class of 2021’s 98.39%.

The children shown “resilience,” according to IEB CEO Anne Oberholzer, and several schools saw exceptional performances with multiple distinctions.


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