East London - No schools in the Eastern Cape obtained a zero percent pass rate for the 2018 matric exams, for the first time, the provincial education department said on Friday.
The province has achieved the overall most improvement pass rate of 5.6 percent from 65 percent in 2017 to 70.6 in 2018.
Eastern Cape education member of the executive council (MEC) Mlungisi Mvoko said the province was happy but aimed to do better.
"This is a huge improvement for the province but we know that this is not enough. We can't say that now we have reached 70 percent and that's enough," said Mvoko.
He said the results are the legacy of late education MEC Mandla Makupula and as a result of a collaborated effort from all education stakeholders.