The Independent Examination Board (IEB) has announced an increase in the pass rate in last year’s National Senior Certificate (NSC) matric examinations to 98.76%, from 98.67% in 2016.

There were 11 464 full-time and 666 part-time candidates across South Africa. This is also an increase from 2016 when there were 11 022 full-time candidates and 703 part-time candidates.