The National Senior Certificate (NSC) matric pass rate has risen to 78.2 percent, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced on Thursday evening.
The pass rate is a 3.1% improvement from the 75.1% achieved in 2017. A total of 400,761 candidates passed the 2018 NSC examination.
Gauteng province has been named as the top performing province for 2018 with a 87.9% pass rate, closely followed by the Free State with 87.5%.
Motshekga made the announcement on Thursday evening at Vodaworld in Midrand.
The Matric pass rate per province:
- Gauteng: 87.9%
- Free state: 87.5%
- Western Cape: 81.5%
- North West: 81.1%
- Mpumalanga: 79%
- KwaZulu-Natal: 76.2%
- Northern Cape: 73.3%
- Eastern Cape: 70.6%
- Limpopo: 69.4%