Basic education minister Angie Motshekga has commended the matric class of 2022 for achieving an 80.1% pass rate, which puts the candidates in good stead for accessing university education, amid calls for a complete overhaul of the country’s public education system.

The 80.1% pass rate is a significant improvement on the 76.4% of 2021 and the 76.2% pass rate recorded the year before. However, it pales next to the 98.42% pass rate achieved by Independent Examinations Board (IEB) candidates, with 89.32% of them attaining bachelor’s passes...

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