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Education Department Ready To Release Matric Results

With just over a week left before the 2022 final matric results are expected to be announced, parents and matric learners across the country are anxiously waiting to see how they performed.


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According to the Department of Basic Education (DBE), preparations are on schedule for the release of the matric results for the Class of 2022.

The official release of results by Minister Angie Motshekga will take place on 19 January 2023 and learners will then be able to collect their results from exam centers on 20 January 2023.


Basic education spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga says that all the processes went well after the exams were concluded, adding that marking commenced on 10 December, and was concluded successfully on 22 December 2022.

No major issues were discovered at the marking centers during inspections and the results are currently being processed and finalized.

“We already had a session with Umalusi, a standardization meeting was held, and we are now currently processing all the data and finalizing the results.”


Despite the 2022 matric class experiencing numerous challenges in the years leading up to their final examinations, the department is confident that the results will be credible.

“We also saw an increase in the number of learners writing exams in 2022, over 920 000 candidates sat for the exams both full-time and part-time,” he said.

He noted that no question papers leaked during the exams and any irregularities that were picked up are currently being investigated and the department is in the process of finalizing a report that will be given to the council for quality assurance in general and further education and training, Umalusi.

Many parents have raised concerns as to whether the late release of results was going to impact students’ admission and registration at universities and colleges.


Responding to concerns, Umalusi spokesperson Biki Lepota, said the date for the release of the results had long been agreed upon and this was to accommodate the changes brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

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The department says that first-year entry students are pre-admitted by institutions regardless of their final results, so when final results are released, the registration process will then commence.

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