Matric Results 2020: Free State Achieves Highest Pass Rate, SA Reacts

Matric Results 2020: Free State Achieves Highest Pass Rate, SA Reacts

- Minister Angie Motshekga revealed the matric pass rate for 2020 was 76.2%, which is a 5.1% drop from the previous year

- Motshekga announced the provincial pass rates, which saw the Free State coming out on top with 85.1%

- South Africans were impressed by the Free State's academic performance and they shared their views online

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On Monday, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced the National Senior Certificate results for the class of 2020.

She revealed the 2020 pass rate dropped by 5.1% from the previous year - a statistic many people believed to be a feat considering the difficult year pupils had to endure.

Coming out on top was the Free State, with an impressive pass rate of 85.1%. The province was followed by Gauteng (83.3%) and the Western Cape (79.9%).

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The Northern Cape came in last with a pass rate of 66%, learned.

Matric Results 2021: Free State Achieves Highest Pass Rate, SA Reacts
South Africans applauded pupils in the Free State for obtaining the highest pass rate in the country. Photo credits: @jah_vinny_23 / @nkosanap / Twitter.
Source: Twitter

South Africans applauded the Free State for taking the top spot and some of the memes were just hilarious.

Social media user, @MpumiGqoks, commented:

"Congratulations to everyone that passed. Awww Free State we see you."

Twitter user, @repentantGemini, added:

"Haaaaaaak Free state."

Another tweep, @TendayiZinyama, wrote:

"Free State Ace(d ) it."

Tomorrow is a very important day for South African matric students who will be getting their matric results. Naturally, many of them are very nervous about what the results may hold because it plays a big role in their futures.

A lot of them have taken t social media to try and relieve themselves of the nerves by sharing funny memes ahead of the big day and Mzansi has been highly entertained yet also slightly concerned for the matrics who suffer a lot of anxiety around this time.

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Meanwhile, previously reported on a star pupil, Sinazo Mthethwa, from Ekurhuleni, Gauteng who bagged eight distinctions in Matric. The teenager attended Saheti School and they could not be more proud of her accomplishment. Sinazo achieved a 90.1% average.

The school uploaded a congratulatory message for Sinazo on Twitter stating that she had been named a commendable achiever by the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). Sinazo's achievement is extremely amazing.

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Source: Briefly News

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Maryn Blignaut (Human-Interest HOD) Maryn Blignaut is the Human Interest manager and feature writer. She holds a BA degree in Communication Science, which she obtained from the University of South Africa in 2016. She joined the Briefly - South African News team shortly after graduating and has over six years of experience in the journalism field. Maryn passed the AFP Digital Investigation Techniques course (Google News Initiative), as well as a set of trainings for journalists by Google News Initiative. You can reach her at:

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