Ex­ams by num­bers

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

● 552 000 pupils wrote the ma­tric exam na­tion­ally com­pared to 533 000 in 2008.

● 60.6 per­cent passed, down from 62.6 per­cent in 2008.

● In the West­ern Cape, 44 931 candidates wrote the exam and 34 017 passed.

● The prov­ince had the top pass rate of 75.7 per­cent, but this was 2.9 per­cent de­crease on last year.

● 18 schools through­out the coun­try had no ma­tric passes.

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