Basic Education MECs have been releasing details of the performance of the class of 2018 in their provinces.

Limpopo’s Education MEC Ishmael Kgetjepe says despite coming last among the provinces in the matric results, he is pleased that the province has improved on its pass rate by 3,8%.

The class of 2018 in Limpopo has achieved a 69,4% pass rate. Kgetjepe has been announcing the results in Polokwane. He says out of 76 730 candidates who sat for the final exams, 53 254 passed.

“The picture we have painted today, must be remembered that in 2018, the Province improved its pass rate by 3.8%, reduced the number of underperforming schools by 50%, arrested the declines in Accounting, Mathematics and Physical Sciences and increased bachelor passes. Out of 134 circuits in 2017, 71 underperformed, translating into 53.0%. In 2018, 51 of 141 Circuits in 2018 underperformed, which is 36.2%. This is by no means a small achievement,”says Kgetjepe.

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