NSC examination results to be announced


JOHANNESBURG, January 4 – South Africa’s Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga will announce the National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examination Results for 2017 on Thursday evening.

The class of 2016 received a 72.5% pass rate which was an improvement from 2015’s 70.7%. This figure included included so-called progressed learners, those who had failed Grade 11 twice and were moved onto Grade 12.

A total of 634,814 full-time candidates sat for the 2017 NSC exams at 6,844 venues around South Africa in October, with KwaZulu Natal with 169,023 and Gauteng with 112,164 candidates having the highest numbers.

– African News Agency (ANA)