Provincial Education MEC Debbie Schäfer says the number of Western Cape schools, which have obtained a Matric pass rate of less than 60%, have dramatically decreased.
The number of the province’s schools, who failed to obtain this minimum pass mark, have decreased from 52 to 40, in the 2021 National Senior Certificate examinations.
Schäfer says this decrease in the number of under-performing schools shows that all the hard work and commitment is paying off.
Read Schäfer’s full statement here.
- Matriculants who failed their exams encouraged to make use of support services.
- Western Cape achieved a 81.2% pass rate in the 2021 Grade 12 examinations.
- 76.4% Matric pass rate testament that the country’s education system is improving.
VERY well done to the W Cape class of 2021 – improvement of 1.3%, over the 80% again, third position in the country with the highest % of bachelor passes, 2 districts in top 10 and improvement in retention from Grade 10-12 to 70%! All during a global pandemic! SUPER proud of you
— Debbie Schafer (@DebbieSchafer) January 20, 2022