Northern Cape hopeful to improve on its matric pass rate


The Department of Education in the Northern Cape remains hopeful that its serious interventions to improve on its 2015 matric results have borne fruit.

Spokesperson, Geoffrey Van der Merwe, says following a 7% drop in the 2015 provincial matric results the department decided to seriously intervene at under performing schools to ensure they improve.

The Northern Cape’s  pass rate in 2015 was 69,4% compared to a pass rate of 76.4% the previous year.

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The department has confidence in the class of 2016 and believes learners won’t disappoint and do the province proud with good results.

He says the department is satisfied with the manner in which the National Senior Certificate Examination was conducted in 136 examination centre’s across the province. No interruptions were reported at these centres.

Bartlett will release the results tomorrow during a media conference in Kimberley during which top achievers will be honoured.

The conference follows the Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga’s announcement of the national matric pass rate tonight at 18:00 in Gauteng.

Christal-Lize Muller/Courant News