'It's not the end, try something else': Mamokgethi Phakeng to unsuccessful matriculants

Mamokgethi Phakeng says matriculants who did not get good results must consider other options.
Mamokgethi Phakeng says matriculants who did not get good results must consider other options.
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“Don't glorify any varsity. Getting a diploma pass or not being admitted to UCT is not the end of the world.” This is what Mamokgethi Phakeng, vice-chancellor at the University of Cape Town (UCT), has said to matriculants.

Phakeng also advised former pupils to consider other alternatives to success.

The class of 2019 IEB and NSC examination results were released on Monday and Tuesday last week.

Announcing them on Tuesday, basic education minister Angie Motshekga said she was pleased that the national pass rate had increased from 78.2% in 2018 to 81.3% in 2019.

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