1/2 Thank you so much Gauteng Citizens, our learners scored the following: - The 2nd Position overall in the country - Six of our districts are in the Top Districts in the country - Our Bachelor passes increased from 43494 to 49680 - Our distinctions increased from 37422 to 41459 pic.twitter.com/GICPOgWnec
Motshekga thanks SA as a whole as well as government's cabinet.
Motshekga thanks all staff, support structures.
Motshekga says the passes of 2020 were of great quality. She says if it weren't for covid, this class could've produced the best results ever.
Top provinces recap:
The overall 2020Matric Pass Rate is 76.2%. Provincial performance is as follows: Free state 85.1% Gauteng 83.3% Western Cape 79.9% KwaZulu Natal 77.6% North West 76.2 Mpumalanga 73.7% Limpopo 68.2 Eastern Cape 68.1% Northern Cape 66%#MatricResults2020#matric#matric2020#matric
Minister Motshekga will start her briefing at 4pm.
And if the worst does happen, education experts want matrics to understand there are options to improve their marks.
Academic manager at Abbotts College Jacques Mostert also urged young people to avoid negative self-talk.
Educational psychologist Dayne Williams said every year there’s the possibility that matriculants might fail, lose hope, and think that their future is ruined. Some even consider taking their own lives.
As the release of matric exam results looms, education experts are urging parents to speak openly with their children about their feelings and their psychological space.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will on Monday release the matric examinations marks for the class of 2020 - a year that will go down in history for its unpredictability and uncertainty.
It’s been a disrupted and deeply abnormal year for the class of 2020.