Matric Results 2021 Provinces Pass rate
Matric Results 2021 Provinces Percentage | Matric Results 2021 Provinces Pass rate: The Department of Basic Education (DBE), has published the matric results of the 2021 cohort. This group achieved a pass rate of 76%.
This is an increase in matric pass rates of 0.2 percentage points over 2020 (76.2%). A total of 256,031 students received a Bachelor’s Degree pass and, with it, could be admitted to one the country’s universities.
Motshekga reported that 36.4% achieved a bachelor’s degree (2020: 36.4%), while 25.2% earned a diploma (2020; 26%) and 14.8% obtained a higher certificate (2020, 13.7%).
The total number of candidates who took the 2021 NSC exam was 897,163, an increase of 23.6% over 2020. This number includes 733,198 full time students, which is the largest full-time student cohort in the past few years. The examination was taken by 163,967 candidates who were part-time.
Angie Motshekga, Basic Education minister, presented the results on Thursday (20 Jan). She stated that the 2021 class was the most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic after it had endured two years’ worth of disruptions and restrictions.
These include differentiated timetables and a trimmed curriculum. There are also additional after-school interventions to help keep students safe during the pandemic. She said that these factors combined created a hostile learning environment.
“The NSC pass rate has been increasing steadily over the past ten year, rising from 60% in 2009 to 70% in recent years.” She praised the class of 2021 for continuing this trend, in spite of the enormous challenges they faced.
Matric Results 2021 Provinces Percentage | Matric Results 2021 Provinces Pass rate
The pass rates at a provincial level were as follows:
- Free State: 85.7%
- Gauteng: 82.8%
- Western Cape: 81.2%
- North West: 78.2%
- KZN: 76.8%
- Mpumalanga: 73.6%
- Eastern Cape: 73%
- Northern Cape: 71.4%
- Limpopo: 66.7%