MEC Chiloane hails Gauteng matrics for 84.4 % pass rate

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The Gauteng Education MEC Matome Chiloane says the province’s matric class of 2022 should be commended for achieving an 84.4 % pass rate.

This is despite the department facing budgetary constraints. The achievement is a 1.7 % increase from the class of 2021 which posted an 82.8 % pass rate.

Chiloane was speaking at Soshanguve East secondary school, north of Pretoria, where the province’s top achievers were recognised.

“Despite a difficult environment arising from a rapidly growing system and tough economic conditions, the GDE registered significant achievements in the delivery of quality basic education through its programmes and interventions in the 2022 academic year. Despite severe budget pressures and prevailing material conditions, we have delivered on our core mandate.”

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On Friday, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga expressed her delight that the Class of 2022 achieved an 80% matric pass rate. This represents a 3.7% increase over 2021. With an 88.5% pass rate, the Free State is once again the best-performing province.