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WC Government pleased with Supplementary Exam passes

Bulelani Guwa
14 May 2014

Western Cape MEC of Education Donald Grant on Wednesday said he is pleased with the increase in the numbers and quality of passes for the supplementary exams which were written in February. 

MEC Grant said one of the department’s main strategic objectives in education is to ensure that as many learners as possible have the opportunity to write and pass their National Senior Certificate. Over 600 additional candidates in the 2013 National Senior Certificate have passed their NSC. 
Ministerial Spokesperson Bronagh Casey said the Western Cape government has repeatedly made it made it clear that the number and quality of passes in the NSC examinations is more important than the percentage pass rate as it is far more accurate reflection of the competence and progress of the system.

“If we consider the combined figures of the supplementary exams as well the NSC written in November, the Western Cape has also improved it’s retention rate of 56.2 % in 2013, compared to the national average of  43%. We are pleased with the number bachelor passes increase by 227 and furthermore the percentage of mathematics and physical science passes also increased” said Casey



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