Amidst what has possibly been the worst year for rolling blackouts across the country, the matric class of 2022 received an overall pass rate of 80.1%. Since the inception of democracy, this is the second group of matriculants to breach the 80% pass rate.
Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, respectively, contributed to most of the bachelor passes with 58 119; an increase of 4.1% from 2021; and 69 849, with an increase of 12.9% from 2021.
The number of candidates that qualified for admission to bachelor studies at universities is 278 814; those who passed with a diploma is 193 357; and the number of candidates who passed with higher certificates is 108 357.
The numbers show a vast improvement of 8.9% from 2021’s matric results.
Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, stated, “The unquestionable resilience our school community has shown against such a devastating pandemic and other challenges; such as the persistent load-shedding, and sporadic service delivery protests; cannot go unnoticed.”
Darul Ihsan Media Desk