70 169 PUPILS Registered To Write Matric In Eastern Cape

BY SUPPLIED - AUGUST 20, 2014

A total of 70 169 pupils in the Eastern Cape have registered to write the National Senior Certificate examinations at the end of this year, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshega has told the National Assembly.

Replying to a written question from Annette Lovemore (DA), the Minister revealed that 32 597 had registered to write Mathematics and 37 571 Maths Literacy with 22 747 registered for physical science and just 224 for Information Technology.

Of the 70 169 pupils, 4 164 will write Afrikaans Home Language; 8 337 English Home Language; 1 509 Sesotho Home Language and 56 774 IsiXhosa Home Language.

16 040 pupils are registered to write Tourism; 24 375 Business Studies’; 16 122 Accounting; 19 137 Economics; 15 894 Agricultural Sciences; 4 420 Computer Applications Technology (CAT); 16 449 History and 27 380 Geography. - MetroMinutes.