The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) has recorded a 98.07% matric pass rate for 2020, a shrimp descend when put next with the outdated three hundred and sixty five days’s 98.82%.
The IEB exam outcomes were released at monotonous evening.
Umalusi‚ the examination standardisation body‚ monitored the marking and outcomes and declared the tests to be exquisite and professional‚ according to an announcement build out by the IEB.
IEB CEO Anne Oberholzer said 88.42% (when put next with 89.51% in 2019) of the cohort completed entry to stage stare, 8.14% (7.91% in 2019) licensed for entry to diploma stare and 1.51% (1.4% in 2019) completed entry for stare on the easier certificate stage.
Oberholzer said 12,024 paunchy-time and 1,139 section-time candidates from 233 examination centres writing in 261 venues steady by means of Southern Africa wrote the IEB National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. These integrated pupils from Namibia (183), Mozambique (33) and Eswatini (299).
Here’s an amplify from 2019 when there own been 11,818 paunchy-time candidates and 779 section-time candidates.
“Understandably, rookies with comorbidities or who shared their dwelling with weak relatives were fearful of contracting Covid-19 whereas writing. Regardless of the phenomenal efforts of faculties to administer these suppose cases, there own been quiet these cases the attach the kid or the fogeys can also no longer desire the threat.
“The very most interesting performance of the class of 2020 below very difficult conditions underscores the importance of the years of appropriate, strong teaching and learning before the grade 12 three hundred and sixty five days.
“These achievements are proof that the grade 12 three hundred and sixty five days by itself doesn’t present the figuring out, perseverance and resilience needed to entire very most interesting outcomes within the matric three hundred and sixty five days – but that it is the final consequence of work and learning over 12 or 13 years of quality education.”
She said the closing date for remarking capabilities became March 3 and the outcomes from this would per chance well be released on March 26. The closing date for rookies who qualify to enrol for the supplementary examination is April 16.
Oberholzer said the 2020 performance in stepped forward programme (AP) mathematics, consisting of 1,325 rookies from IEB faculties and 841 rookies in pronounce faculties, became exquisite, with 84.3% achieving a pass above 40%.
From a total of 639 pupils offering AP English, 97.65% completed a pass mark of 40% or above; all rookies offering AP Afrikaans completed a mark of 40% and above.
Gauteng had better than 50% of the IEB rookies (7,068), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (2,201), the Western Cape (1,358), the Eastern Cape (612) and Mpumalanga (385).