Schools across the country and the 2014 matric pupils who passed are celebrating - after all the results were released this morning.
The overall matric pass rate dropped to 75.8 percent for the first group who wrote the new curriculum exams.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga expressed her disappointed in the 2.4 percent drop compared to the pass rate in 2013 - something most education experts had predicted, blaming the new caps curriculum which was introduced. Gauteng was the best performing province with 84.7 percent --- still down however from the previous year.
This article first appeared on 702 : 2014 Matric Results are out