By Kaya 959 News
The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) has recorded a 98.07% matric pass rate for 2020.
This is a slight drop in the overall pass percentage in the sector when compared to the previous year’s 98.82%.
The board released the results at midnight with officials admitting that the COVID-19 pandemic had an effect on the school population and the results in some way.
St Davids Marist Inanda top achievers
Two top achievers from St Davids Marist Inanda in Sandton told Kaya 959 how they overcame various challenges to be top performers.
“I had to take control of what I want to achieve, know what my goals are, and what I have to do to work towards them,” Nqubeko Mthabela said.
Nicholas Carr described how the pandemic influenced teaching and learning.
“I feel like there was a loss of personal interaction with both my teacher and friends. I didn’t really realise how this affects my academic performance at the extent it did.”
Umalusi approves IEB and NSC results
The 2020 matric exams were marred with matric exam leaks and reports of copying.
The IEB reported two isolated cases of irregularities to Umalusi involving copying.
The quality assurance body said irregularities recorded during the exams did not affect the credibility of the exams.
A probe is still underway into the extent of the Mathematics Paper 2 and Physical Sciences Paper 2 leaks.
Umalusi says the results of the 893 candidates involved and implicated in the exam paper leak should be blocked.
Grade 12 pupils who wrote the National Senior Certificate (NSC) will receive their results on Tuesday, February 23.
Visit the IEB website for information about remarks/rechecks.
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