NATIONAL – The results are out and messages of well wishes and congratulations are pouring in on all social media platforms for the matric class of 2016.
The 2016 NSC overall pass rate, with the progressed learners excluded, stands at 76.2% and with the progressed learners included, pass rate stands at 72.5%, which is up since last year.
Conrad Strydom, of Hermanus High School in the Western Cape, was announced as the country’s top achiever by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga in Johannesburg last night.
The 2016 NSC results indicate that 1526 quintile 1 to 3 schools registered between the 60 and 79.9% pass rate and 1 452 quintile 1 to 3 registered between the 80 and 100% pass rate. 1 944 learners with special needs wrote 2016 NSC examinations – an increase of 15% from those who wrote in 2015. 1 944 learners with special needs wrote 2016 NSC examinations – an increase of 15% from those who wrote in 2015. Most of the learners in no fee schools and learners with special needs, may have realised the dream of passing matric prior to 1994 because of segregative education policies of the previous regime.