‘Bloodbath’ averted with quality matric passes despite drop in pass rate
Basic education minister Angie Motshekga welcomes pass rate in a year dominated by Covid-19 crisis
The National Senior Certificate (NSC) pass rate dropped to 76.2% in 2020, down about five percentage points from the previous year.
“As much as we had a drop I am grateful to all South Africans, teachers and learners. I was expecting a bloodbath,” basic education minister Angie Motshekga said on Monday, referring to the Covid-19 crisis which continues to interrupt learning...