GDE congratulates matrics on their results

Excited for the future: Matric learners from Reiger Park Secondary couldn’t contain their excitement after receiving their results, on January 5. From left: Tumelo Gopane, Tshifularo Matshisevhe, Sibongile Vellem, Sphamandla Nkabinde and Jacob Mlomoka.

The class of 2017 is the 10th cohort to write the CAPS-aligned NSC exam.

According to the department, a total of 150 588 learners enrolled for the NSC examinations. Of these, 108 522 learners were full time and 42 066 were part-time candidates.

The class of 2017 achieved an 85.1 per cent pass rate out of the 97 284 learners who wrote the NSC exam, with 82 826 successfully passing the exams.

A total 26 per cent (35 012) of learners achieved bachelor passes, while 34 455 obtained diploma passes. There were 20 085 female learners who achieved bachelor passes. Furthermore, 4 901 progressed learners wrote the NSC exam of whom 3 367 (68.7 per cent) passed and 348 achieved a bachelor pass.

GDE spokesperson Steve Mabona highlighted that the NSC exams were administered in 888 exam centres for full-time candidates.

The GDE’s average district percentage is 85.2 per cent.

Performance of districts

  • Tshwane North – 89.8 per cent
  • Ekurhuleni North – 89.1 per cent
  • Tshwane North – 88.9 per cent
  • Gauteng West – 88.6 per cent
  • Johannesburg West – 88.6 per cent
  • Sedibeng East – 87.8 per cent
  • Johannesburg East – 87.8 per cent
  • Johannesburg South – 84.3 per cent
  • Johannesburg North – 84 per cent
  • Tshwane West – 83.4 per cent
  • Gauteng East – 82.9 per cent
  • Sedibeng West – 81.9 per cent
  • Ekurhuleni South – 80. 7 per cent
  • Johannesburg Central – 80 per cent
  • Gauteng North – 75.4 per cent

Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi, said: “Once more, we congratulate the class of 2017 for their sterling performance. We appeal to learners who have not achieved their desired results to enrol for the Matric Second Chance Programme.”

Learners in distress about their results are urged to seek the necessary support and intervention.

Learners may contact ChildCare on the toll-free line 0800 055 555 or ChildLine GP on 011 645 2000 (during office hours).

Ntombikayise Sibeko

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