They clinched an 80.1% pass rate – up from the 76.4% pass rate recorded in 2021.

President Cyril Ramaphosa said that the matriculant class of 2022 deserved the nation’s congratulations and respect for rising above the challenges of COVID-19, raging power cuts, and a period of unrest.

They clinched an 80.1% pass rate – up from the 76.4% pass rate recorded in 2021.

The class of 2022 obtained the highest number bachelor passes ever, with more than 38% of the cohort qualifying to study further.

Free State was the top-performing matric class, followed by Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape.

β€œThe class of 2022 has, through its commendable performance, made our future more hopeful – a future in which this generation of young South Africans will take our country to new heights,” said Presidency spokesperson Vincent Magwenya.

By: Lauren Isaacs

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