The Minister of Basic Education Mrs Angie Motshekga announced the outcome of the 2021 Matric results on Thursday evening . Kwa-Zulu Natal province reportedly had more than 200 000 candidates who sat for the examinations in 2021 .
The province of Kwa-Zulu Natal reportedly had pass rate of 76.8% . When the MEC Kwazi Mshengu was asked to respond to what the province had achieved in regard to the pass rate ,he said that they were content with the pass rate even though it was a decline by 0.8% .He said that considering what had happened , the class of 2021 was resilient.
He reminded that the 2021 matriculants were in Grade 11 in the year 2020 and that they were let down by the hard lock down. He also said that they were exposed to challenges such as the rotation of class attendance which led to the loss of learning time .
The MEC said that when they got to Grade 12 , they had lost some learning time before they had a task of covering the Grade 12 work .Another reason for the decline that was made known by MEC Mshengu was the effect of the July unrest .
It was shared by Mr Mshengu that the July unrest led to the cancellation of the winter classes which would have been helpful to the learners .Mr Mshengu said that despite the challenges that were faced , the province managed to increase the number of candidates who passed from 104 000 to 127 000 .
The MEC was impressed with the quality of the passes in the province .He said that there were 61000 learners obtaining Bachelor passes . He said that the province was also leading in terms of distinctions in South Africa . The province may have encountered many challenges , but their achievements were remarkable .
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