Anxious wait for 2015 matric results almost over

WC Education MEC Debbie Schafer is urging matrics not to be despondent if they fail.

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CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer is urging matrics not to be despondent if they fail.

It's been a nail-biting wait for the matric results.

The basic education minister will tomorrow reveal the national pass rate, which quality assurance body Umalusi says has dropped.

Grade 12 learners will get their individual results at schools on Wednesday.

Schafer says she's concerned about quality assurance body Umalusi confirming there's a higher percentage of matrics who've failed compared to the previous year.

But Schafer adds there's hope for those who didn't make the grade.

"Wait and see what happens. If you're really close, there's also an opportunity to ask for a remark."

Meanwhile, a Mitchells Plain Grade 12 learner says he's confident he's passed.

Rocklands High School matric Junaid Prouse says he hopes his parents have a surprise gift for him for all his hard work.

"I'll wait for my mom at home to see what she has for me as a surprise for passing."

The matric class of 2014 achieved an 82,2 percent pass rate, while the national pass rate was 75,8 percent.