SA’s national matric pass rate for 2020 has dropped by 5.1 percentage points — from 81.3% in 2019 to 76.2%.
Traditional training minister Angie Motshekga made the announcement on Monday afternoon.
She said that despite the plunge, she became as soon as grateful to all South Africans for “having helped us due to, in essence, I became as soon as staring at for a bloodbath”.
“I’m very grateful and appreciative of our lecturers and our inexperienced persons who held their very possess in very difficult stipulations. We tried the entire lot in our energy to claw reduction on misplaced time, which we couldn’t.”
She said if improved inexperienced persons had been excluded, the pass rate would were 81.2%.
A complete of 607,227 fats-time and 117,800 part-time candidates sat for the assessments.
Motshekga said 36.4% of candidates achieved a bachelor’s pass, when put next with 36.9% in 2019. She said 26% achieved a diploma pass, 13.7% the next certificate and zero.01% or 61 candidates a National Senior Certificates pass.
On the least 76.7% of boys passed when put next with 75.8% of girls, nonetheless Motshekga said more girls achieved bachelor and diploma passes than boys.
Extra than 24,000 of the 65,000 improved pupils who sat for the assessments passed and these included bigger than 3,000 who achieved a bachelor’s pass.
Progressed pupils refers to folk who had been improved into grade 12 despite failing grade 11.
These pupils bagged 1,655 distinctions.
A complete of two,058 of the two,161 particular-wants pupils who sat for the assessments passed, including 943 who had a bachelor’s pass. The actual-wants pupils produced 563 distinctions.
Motshekga said that 124 detention heart inmates wrote the assessments and 71 achieved a bachelor’s pass, while 23 received a diploma pass and 13 greater certificates.
She quipped that these inmates would possibly well also be the judges of the future, adding: “From being an inmate to a mediate, I reflect it’s getting there. So the success of our inmates, I shouldn’t assert prisoners, is 86.3%.”