The Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga announced the matric results for the class of 2021 on Thursday evening, 20 January. There was a slight improvement on the previous year – with the pass rate moving from 76,2% in 2020 to 76,4% in 2021.
Motshekga said 897 163 learners enrolled to write the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination, including 163 965 part-time candidates and added that the Class of 2021 kept the trend of improving pass rates going.
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As per tradition, the education minister highlighted the best performing provinces.