Matric inmates have made the Department of Correctional Services proud as they not only saw an increase in their Matric pass rate but also saw them beat regular public schools. Just like regular public schools, inmates had their schooling turned upside down due to the pandemic.
The Department of Basic Education has said that the decline seen in 2020's Matric pass rate is not Covid related and would have actually been very close to last year's pass rate. The Matric Class of 2020 achieved a national pass rate of 76.2%.
Doing the hard work and getting top notch results definitely has it's rewards. Matric top achievers are being awarded bursaries and laptops for their great work. President Cyril Ramaphosa has labelled those who sat for the 2020 National Senior Certificate 'scholars of courage'.
The Western Cape Education MEC, Debbie Scafer says the provincial department is very pleased with the results achieved by the 2020 matrics. The province placed third in the country for their overall pass rate.
Education unions, Naptosa and SADTU have said that they are pleased with the 2020 matric results despite the drop in the pass rate, which was expected due to the effects of Covid-19 on teaching and learning.
Minister Angie Motshekga announced the Class of 2020's Matric pass rate which, just as expected, was lower that last year's. The results are however still something to be proud of when looking at the impact of Covid-19 on the school year.
It's time for the Class of 2020 to receive their Matric results. We are all rooting for you! Although 2020 was a rough year for the Matrics filled with switch ups, they still managed to complete the school year. Here's how to receive your results by phone.
Matric results will be announced this afternoon while learners will head to schools tomorrow for their results. In light of this parents have been advised to check in with learners mental health as 2020 did prove to be a very difficult year for the matrics due to Covid-19.