The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education is absolutely confident that the Matric results will not disappoint when released later this week.
Spokesperson, Kwazi Mthethwa said that the results had been on an upward trajectory over the past 2 years. Mthethwa also stated that the department was confident that the provincial pass rate would improve because it had put in extra effort to ensure Matric pupils performed well. The National Senior Certificate (NSC) was written by 796542 pupils nationally.
Mthethwa said the department had paid very careful attention to maths and physics, ensuring these critical subjects were understood by teachers and pupils.
According to Independent Examinations Board (IEB) spokesperson Teresa Settas, 11514 full-time and 858 part-time candidates from 249 examination centres across Southern Africa wrote the IEB National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations in October and November this year – An increase from 2017, when there were 11464 full-time candidates and 666 part-time candidates.
Chief executive DrMafu Ramoketsi, speaking at Umalusi’s Pretoria offices yesterday said that there were no exam paper leaks this year and that the body was satisfied that there had been an improvement in the quality of the papers submitted for approval.
Exam results for both public and private school matric pupils will be made public on January 4.