Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced an 80.1 percent matric pass rate for the class of 2022.
This is the second highest since 2019.
KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng contributed the most passes that qualify to study further at university.
The minister commended the matriculants for their resilience.
A total of 580,555 candidates passed the matric exams.
The pass rate was 76.4 percent in 2021.
The Free State is the leading province with a pass rate of 88.5 eprcent.
KwaZulu-Natal is the most improved province with a pass rate increase of 6.2 percent from 2021.
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