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IEB schools achieve 98,38% matric pass

A total of 85,45 percent of candidates qualified to study towards degrees.

Kingsmead College pupil Nokhuthula Makhoba was one of the IEB's top performing matriculants in 2014. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - The matric class of 2014 achieved a pass rate of 98,38 percent, the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) revealed on Wednesday.

Independent schools earlier released matric results for more than 200 schools across the country.

IEB Chief Executive Officer Anne Oberholzer says they're proud.

"Our students have done us proud and I congratulate them for their outstanding performance. I look forward to the results of the matriculants from the rest of the country."

A total of 85,45 percent of candidates qualified to study towards degrees while 11,56 percent achieved the requirements to study for a diploma.

Some 396 more pupils wrote exams in 2014, compared to 2013's figures.

This after seven new schools joined the IEB.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is expected to announce results for national public schools next Monday.

To access your IEB results, visit EWN's matric results portal.

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