2022 Matric Pass Rate Per Province

The matric pass rate is the percentage of students who pass the matric (Grade 12) exams in South Africa. Each province has its own pass rate, which is determined by the number of students who pass the exams divided by the total number of students who wrote the exams.

The pass rate can vary greatly from province to province and year to year, depending on various factors such as the quality of education, funding for schools, and the student’s socio-economic background. The matric pass rate in South varies slightly by province. According to the most recent figures.

The matric pass rate for the 2022 academic year was as follows:

The Free State: 85.7%

Gauteng: 82.8%

Western Cape: 81.2%

North West: 78.2%

KwaZulu-Natal: 76.8%

Mpumalanga: 73.6%

Eastern Cape: 73%

Northern Cape: 71.4%.

Limpopo: 66.7%.

This data is established based on the 897163 candidates, a growth of 23.6% from 2020, who sat for their matric last year. This is the biggest cohort in history.

The matric pass rate per province in South for the 2020 academic year was as follows:

  • Western Cape: 75.1%
  • Gauteng: 73.4%
  • KwaZulu-Natal: 72.9%
  • Free State: 67.5%
  • Limpopo: 64.2%
  • North West: 61.8%
  • Eastern Cape: 59.9%
  • Mpumalanga: 57.4%

It is important to note that the matriculation exams for 2020 were disrupted by pandemic, which resulted in a change of the examination format and the results were calculated differently.

The pass rate for each province for 2021 as follows:

  • Western Cape: 82.3%
  • Gauteng: 79.2%
  • KwaZulu-Natal: 78.2%
  • Free State: 74.6%
  • Limpopo: 72.1%
  • North West: 70.5%
  • Eastern Cape: 69.0%
  • Mpumalanga: 66.1%

The 2019 academic year was as follows:

Eastern Cape: 68.7%

Free State: 77.1%

Gauteng: 81.1%

KwaZuluNatal: 79.2%

Limpopo: 80.2%

Mpumalanga: 79.1%

North West: 79.2%

Northern Cape: 68.6%

Western Cape: 87.7%

It is always recommended to check the official website of the Department of Basic Education for the most recent and accurate data.

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