The PSCBC would like to applaud the class of 2016- Matric learners, who have passed their National Senior Certificate Examinations, which saw more Learners from Schools in Township and Rural Areas (Quintiles 1,2 and 3) passing.

We would like to express our gratitude to the Educators, Administrators, Parents, and more especially the Students for their hard work throughout not only the Matric year but all the way from the Foundation phase as each phase was vital in ensuring that the students reach the milestones that they have achieved with their results today.

The overall matric pass of 72,5% is a 1,8% improvement from 2015. It is the wish of the PSCBC to see each and every Grade 12 learner pass. A total of 78 886 learners from Quintiles 1, 2 and 3 received Bachelor passes while 72 952 learners in Quintiles 4 and 5 obtained Bachelor passes. The Gauteng and Kwa Zulu Natal Provinces had the highest Bachelor passes while the Eastern Cape and Northern Cape provinces improved on theirs.

The PSCBC would like to further take this opportunity in especially acknowledging the challenging work done by our teachers. Teachers are often faced with challenges such as overcrowded classrooms with education infrastructure shortages and poor facilities. Despite these challenges, our Teachers work many long hours; during early hours of the morning, afternoon, weekends and holiday classes to yield these outstanding results. Teachers, your dedication and commitment to this noble profession is commendable.

Those candidates who were unfortunate to have not passed their exams, we urge you not to despair, use of the opportunity of a second chance given to you in the form of the supplementary examination.

The PSCBC encourages all the 2016 matric students to further their studies through the various accredited academic/higher learning institutions throughout South Africa, so as to In future progress to the world of work in order to make a positive contribution towards South Africa’s economic elevation.

Issued by PSCBC Secretariat