18 January 2023
Equal Education pre-matric results statement:
Beyond merit: Matric 2022 results should be catalyst to seriously reflect on educational quality
“The year was quite tough as some subjects needed to be done practically but due to the situation of my school we could not afford to. As we approached exams things got harder, due to the high crime rate and lack of security in our school the electricity was cut off.” — Gcina Mtya, Grade 12 Eastern Cape Equaliser
Tomorrow, 19 January, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will announce the matric results for the Class of 2022—the largest cohort to date. Equal Education (EE) commends the hard work, dedication and time invested by learners, teachers, and parents over the last three years, which have been fraught with learning challenges. The Class of 2022 was not only forced to prepare for and take their final examinations during South Africa’s worst year of rolling electricity blackouts, but they also bore the brunt of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the education sector.
Read and download our full media statement here.