Gauteng top performing province in 2018 matric results: Motshekga

 

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga at a congratulatory breakfast with class of 2018 Top Achievers, Vodacom World, Midrand, 3 January 2019. Picture: Jacques Naude/ African News Agency (ANA)

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga at a congratulatory breakfast with class of 2018 Top Achievers, Vodacom World, Midrand, 3 January 2019. Picture: Jacques Naude/ African News Agency (ANA)

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced today that Gauteng was the top performing province in the 2018 academic year.

Motshekga made the announcement of the 2018 National Senior Certificate results this evening in Midrand, Johannesburg.

Gauteng achieved a 87.9 percent pass rate, with the Free State a close second at with 87.5%, followed by the Western Cape and North West fourth.

About 800,000 learners wrote the 2018 NSC examinations.

The national matric pass rate is 78.2 percent with progressed learners included, an improvement of 3.1% , compared to the 75.1 percent of the previous year.

African News Agency (ANA)

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