20 January 2023

The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) congratulates the Matric Class of 2022 for achieving a pass rate of 80.1 % in the National Senior Certificate (NSC).


FEDUSA again congratulates the Free State province for once again topping the charts, with a 88.5% matric pass rate. The federation commends the class of 2022 for their resilience and making it to the end of their schooling journey against all odds. We acknowledge the challenges faced by learners over the past three years, with major disruptions brought on by the   covid19 pandemic. They had to adapt to online learning and rotational classes.


They were also greatly affected by the consistent electricity blackouts “load shedding” and service delivery protests in some areas. Despites the difficulties, all provinces have shown improvements in the 2022 Matric outcomes. FEDUSA also recognizes the fact that the Kwa Zulu-Natal class of 2022 overcame insurmountable difficulties after some schools were flooded and homes washed away in the province over the past year. They have showed resilience, dedication and determination and we congratulate them on coming third on overall best performing province in the examinations with 83% matric pass rate and recording the most notable improvement.


We call on the candidates who sat for the 2022 NSC exams and did not perform well to not lose hope. There are opportunities that one can explore to improve their results. There are many chances to go back to school and do well. Most importantly seek help if you are feeling overwhelmed and not coping well emotionally.


In conclusion FEDUSA would like to thank the principals, teachers, support staff, parents, and the Department of Education on the work invested to produce the results being celebrated today.


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Mr Ashley Benjamin

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