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2015 matric pass rate drops to 70.7%

Genevieve Quintal | 2016-01-05 19:24:12.0
If so-called "progressed learners" had not been added to the total, the pass rate would have been 74%. File photo
Image by: Vathiswa Ruselo. © Sowetan/Sunday World

The 2015 matric exam national pass rate has dropped to 70.7%, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Tuesday.

This was down from 75.8% achieved in 2014, she said at the release of the results in Midrand, Johannesburg.

If so-called "progressed learners" had not been added to the total, the pass rate would have been 74%.

These were pupils who failed Grade 11 twice and were promoted to Grade 12 without meeting the passing criteria.

Source News 24

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