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IEB matric pass rate improves

The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) released its National Senior Certificate (NSC) results on Thursday, which recorded an overall pass rate of 98.46% — slightly higher than the 2022 NSC pass rate of 98.42%.
Image source: Leszek Glasner –
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Candidates who passed the exams, the IEB said, achieved a pass that grants access to tertiary study at one of the three levels:

  • 88.59% of the cohort achieved entry to degree study, compared to 89.32% in 2022;
  • 8.31% qualified for entry to diploma study, compared to 7.52% in 2022; and
  • 1.57% achieved entry for study at the higher certificate level, same as the 1.57% in 2022.

A total of 15,180 candidates wrote the IEB NSC exams in October and November 2023 at 275 examination centres.

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Source: Daily Maverick

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