Education department hoping the class of 2010 will pass last year’s pass rate of 60.7%

Lusanda Bill
27 October 2010

The Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga said yesterday that a lower pass rate this year would be disastrous.

The matric exam started this Monday with no reports of irregularities across the country.

Schooling has been disrupted several times, due to the public servants strike and the extended winter holidays due to the soccer world cup.

The minister said “2010 had its own challenges and it also turned out to be a blessing. We had the private sector in particular coming forward in a way they have never done before”.

Last year the pass rate stood at 60.7% and the education department hopes that the pass rate this year will increase.


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