NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE
Northern Cape: It might be below national average, but this province basks in ‘highest improvement’ honour
The Northern Cape achieved a 71.4% pass rate in the 2021 National Senior Certificate exams, an increase of 5.4% from 2020, making it the most-improved province in terms of its percentage increase.
There were 1,923 distinctions obtained in the province, a decline of 1.3%, and 3,856 candidates achieved a bachelor pass, an increase of 1.9% from 2020.
“Out of a total of 145 high schools which sat for the 2021 NSC exams, nine schools in the province obtained a 100% pass rate, while 116 achieved a pass rate above 60%, in comparison to the 90 schools of 2020,” said Saul.
The Namakwa District had achieved the highest district pass rate with 81.2%, an increase of 2.5%, followed by ZF Mgcawu with 79.8%, a rise of 8.5%, and Frances Baard on 69.6%, an improvement of 4.6% over 2020.
The top three schools in the province are Hoërskool Diamantveld and Kimberley Girls’ High School in the Frances Baard District, and Douglas High School in the Pixley Ka Seme District. DM