Congratulations to the #MatricClass2022. We are proud to see your achievement in 2022, and this despite the effects of COVID on your foundation learning for Grade 10 and 11. We wish you all the best and further success in 2023 and beyond.
The matric results once again shine a spotlight on the massive public sector cohort with just over 900 000 students registered for the exams, and of these 725 146 were full-time registered candidates. The 2022 results show a 3,7% increase since last year to a 80,1% pass rate. The Free State continues to lead the charge with the highest pass rate. Below is the ranked order of provinces’ results.
- Free State: 88.5% (highest performing district-Motheo)
- Gauteng: 84.4% (highest performing district-Johannesburg West)
- KZN: 83% (highest performing district -Ugu)
- Western Cape: 81.4% (highest performing district- Metro North)
- North West: 79.8% – highest performing district – Bojanala
- Eastern Cape: 77.3% – highest performing district -Alfred Nzo
- Mpumalanga: 76.8% – highest performing district -Bohlabela
- Northern Cape: 74.2% – highest performing district – ZF Mgcawu
- Limpopo: 72.1%- highest performing district -Mogalakwena
Comparatively, the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) had 12 580 full-time candidates (< 2% of public sector cohort) and 945 part-time candidates and registered a 98,4% pass rate.
Congratulations to our Teachers, School Leaders, Provinces, Civil society, and Private organisations who work tirelessly to support Education initiatives in South Africa. Together we rise, and may 2023 prove even better.