The IEB matric class of 2021 has achieved a pass rate of 98.39% in their matric exams, a slight improvement from last year’s 98.06%. This cohort received its matric results at Midnight on Tuesday.
The candidates who have passed have will be able to enter tertiary education at one of the three levels. The IEB class of 2021 consisted of 12 857 full-time participants as well as 968 part-time learners in 238 examination centres across Southern Africa who sat for the IEB exams in October and November 2021.
The number of IEB learners who obtained bachelor passes increased from 88.41% in 2020 to 89.2% in 2021. However, those who obtained Diploma entry-level pass decreased from 8.14% in 2020 to 7 .82% in 2021.
Candidates who would like to apply for remarking have until 28 January 2022 with the remarking results due to be released on 15 March 2022.