IEB pupils shine

IEB pupils shine

The Independent Examinations Board is celebrating a slightly improved pass rate this year and learners are ecstatic with their results.

Matrics Results
Silindelo Masikane

The country's private schools achieved a pass rate of 98.67%.


The results were officially released at midnight. 

IEB CEO, Anne Oberholzer, says there's an improvement in the number of candidates who achieved bachelor's degree passes.


Just over 11022 full-time and 703 part-time candidates from 237 examination venues across Southern Africa wrote the IEB National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations in October and November 2016. 

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Pupils from the Eastern Cape have come out tops with many making it into the top 5 percent of the country's top achievers in five of their subjects or more.

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