Results for 787,000 Matric candidates have met the quality assurance standards of Umalusi and have been approved for release.
Even though the number has dropped significantly, 3,000 to be precise. Umalusi has indicated that this should not be a cause for concern.
The council meanwhile stated that what should be celebrated was the increase in the number of subject marks that were left unchanged as this indicated that the quality of subjects was improving.
According to the CEO of Umalusi, Dr Mafu Rakometsi, The Department of Basic Education has registered approximately 616,754 full-time and 170,964 part-time candidates with a total of approximately 780,718 candidates for the 2019 NSC examination.