Gauteng produces the highest bachelors in the country
2017/01/05 Gopolang Leepile
Of the 112 164 registered learners for matric exams, only 103 829 wrote their final exam, 37 582 of those learners have obtained bachelors admission
Gauteng schools came out on top in the 2016 matric results, producing the highest number of learners who obtained minimum requirements for admission to bachelor’s degree.
This statement was made by Minister for Basic Education, Angie Motshekga at the National Senior Certificate (NSC) 2016 examination results announcements at the Vodacom Dome, Midrand.
Of the 112 164 registered learners for matric exams, only 103 829 wrote their final exam, 37 582 of those learners have obtained bachelors admission, which accounts to 36.2% of the total number of learners who wrote the final examinations.
The Gauteng Department of Education has also contributed immensely to the development of learners with disabilities.
“Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal should be congratulated for their contribution of the 76.7% Bachelor passes achieved; and the 66% of the Diploma passes achieved by the learners with special education needs,” said Minister Motshekga.
Despite the province coming third place in the overall matric results of 2016, the Gauteng province had registered the highest number of matric learners after Kwa Zulu-Natal and Limpopo.
Of all the districts that performed well across the country, Gauteng West performed well, putting them in the fourth place with 91.25.
Gauteng achieved 85.1% pass rate, a slight but significant improvement of 0.9%, from 84.2 in the 2015 NSC examination results that put them in the top three performing provinces in South Africa.
The official national pass rate of 2016 is 76.2%, which has excluded the number of learners who have been progressed, and 72.5% when progressed learners have been added.