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03 January 2013

Dead end for many of last year’s matrics

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

While 73.9% of the 511,152 matric candidates who wrote a full set of exams last year passed, many of them are unlikely to either study further or get jobs.

Worse, more than a quarter (26.1%) of last year’s matric candidates failed, which makes their entrance into further study or employment well nigh impossible.

Of course, there are many who have done well, often despite enormous personal odds, and they should be celebrated.

Source: Business Day

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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