Where Can I Find My Matric Results: Eastern Cape

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Upon the official announcement of the 2021 National Matric Results, it is important to know exactly where and how to find your results. No need to stress, as everything you need to know can be found right here.

Where To Find Your Results

The following ways are available to students to get their results:

Physical Results Certificate

Students can get their result certificates directly from the school they attended on the 21st of January 2022. To do this they will need to provide the staff at their school with their proof of identification, for example their ID.

SMS Service

Students can make use of the National SMS service provided by the Department of Basic Education. The SMS service is charged at R1.50 per SMS. To do so they must complete the following steps:

  • Step 1 – Send a text message to 35658
  • Step 2 – This message must first contain your 13 digit ID number, followed by a space, and then your unique 13 digit exam number
  • Step 3 – Once you have successfully completed your registration your results will be sent to your phone number when available

USSD System

Students can use the USSD service as made available by the Department of Basic Education. Standard USSD rates apply. To do so students must complete the following steps:

  • Step 1 – On your mobile phone dial *120*35658#
  • Step 2 – Answer a number of questions as asked by the USSD system
  • Step 3 – Enter your 13 digit ID number
  • Step 4 – Select either “Yes/No” to opt-in or opt-out to comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act regulations
  • Step 5 – Your results will be sent to you per subject as they are made available

Note: You will only receive your results per subject if you chose to ‘Opt-in’ for the USSD system when prompted. If you choose to ‘Opt-out’ your results will not be sent to you via the USSD system.

Online

Students can also register to view their results on the Department of Basic Education website. This process involves two-step verification and students will need to provide both their 13 digit ID number as well as their unique 13 digit exam number.

Newspapers

With the ruling by the Gauteng High Court on the 18th of January 2022, students who expressly provided their consent to have their results published on public media platforms, such as local Newspapers, will be able to view their results within specified local Newspapers on the 21st of January 2022.

Release Of Your Results

The official release of the 2021 National Matric Results is set to be done on the 20th of January 2022, by Minister for Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga. She is expected to announce the National Results as part of a briefing done to the media. During her announcement it is also expected that the Provincial Pass Rates for each of the nine provinces will be announced.

After the announcement on the 20th of January 2022, the release of results to students will be done on the 21st of January 2022. 

Publication Of Your Results

Results for the Matric class of 2021 would be going ahead as was done in previous years to a number of media outlets, including national and local newspapers. This was the decision made by the Gauteng High Court on the 18th of January 2022, in a ruling ordering the Department of Basic Education to proceed with the publication of matric results on public media platforms.

Earlier, on the 11th of January 2022, the Department of Basic Education announced that it decided to no longer release results for publishing, stating that doing so would be an overstepping of the regulations of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). 

What this meant was that students would no longer be able to view their passing grade in newspapers or via other news outlets. This decision was heavily contested by a number of educational boards and civil rights organizations, ultimately resulting in the Gauteng High Court having to decide on the matter.

The court however ruled in favor of these boards and organizations, and stated that students who provide express consent to have their results published would indeed see their results being published after the official announcement on the 20th of January 2022.

The Department of Education

If you are struggling to get your results or are confused by how to access your results, you can always contact the Department of Education in the Eastern Cape

Tel: +27 40 608 4200
Fax:+27 40 608 4040
Email:webteam@ecdoe.gov.za

How to check matric results online 

  • Step 1: Visit the Department of Basic Education website
  • Step 2: Register using your details. (Please note you can only register for matric results until February 22nd the day before the marks are released)
  • Step 3: Click on the link for 2020 NSC exam results
  • Step 4: Enter your examination number
  • Step 5: Your results will appear on the screen
  • Step 6: Click the download button and print

Read more about how to get your matric results from the DBE here.

Online

There are many online platforms where you can find your matric results. This is usually the best way to do it because it is instant and you can use any smart device. 

The Department of Education will have all of the matric results posted to its website as soon as they are released. To access them, all you have to do is:

  • Log on with your Examination Number 
  • Your ID number 
  • Your details 

If you are from a private school that was part of the IEB, you can follow the same steps on the IEB website. Keep in mind that IEB results might be released slightly earlier than government school results. 

News24 is a notable news platform that has a specific webpage for the matric results. They will release the matric results as soon as they are released by the education boards like IEB and the DoBE. 

Matric College is another education site that will have all the matric results upon their release. Here, you can also keep up to date with all other education news. 

Your Mobile Device

For most people, using your mobile phone to access your results might be the easiest way to do it. As an Eastern Cape student, you can either choose to get your results via:

  • SMS
  • USSD

How to get your Matric Results via SMS 2021 Eastern Cape

  • Step 1: Open a new SMS message on your phone
  • Step 2: Fill in your ID Number AND Exam Number as the message
  • Step 3: Both numbers must have 13 digits to be accepted
  • Step 4: Send the SMS to this number: 35658
  • Step 5: Note that the SMS will cost R3,00 (Free SMS does not apply)
  • Step 6: Your exam number and ID number will be checked – if you send incorrect numbers it won’t work
  • Step 7: You will get your results once they are made available on 23 February 2021

USSD

USSD is one of the quickest ways for you to get your matric results. If you are interested in doing it this way, all you need to do it:

  • Dial this number on your phone *120*35658#
    • You will be required to answer some multiple-choice questions 
  • Enter your ID and examination number
  • You will then receive your matric results

Newspapers

Finding your matric results in the newspaper is one of the most traditional ways of doing it. All you need to do is make sure that you have the correct paper.

Here are the newspapers in Eastern Cape that will have all the 2020 matric results:

Eastern Cape Matric Results 2020.

Here is everything you need to know about finding your matric results in the Eastern Cape.

The Department of Education

If you are struggling to get your results or are confused by how to access your results, you can always contact the Department of Education in the Eastern Cape

Tel: +27 40 608 4200
Fax:+27 40 608 4040
Email:webteam@ecdoe.gov.za

How to check matric results online 

  • Step 1: Visit the Department of Basic Education website.
  • Step 2: Register using your details. (Please note you can only register for matric results until February 22nd the day before the marks are released). 
  • Step 3: Click on the link for 2020 NSC exam results. 
  • Step 4: Enter your examination number. 
  • Step 5: Your results will appear on the screen. 
  • Step 6: Click the download button and print.

Read more about how to get your matric results from the DBE here

Online

There are many online platforms where you can find your matric results. This is usually the best way to do it because it is instant and you can use any smart device. 

The Department of Education will have all of the matric results posted to its website as soon as they are released. To access them, all you have to do is:

  • Log on with your Examination Number 
  • Your ID number 
  • Your details 

If you are from a private school that was part of the IEB, you can follow the same steps on the IEB website. Keep in mind that IEB results might be released slightly earlier than government school results. 

News24 is a notable news platform that has a specific webpage for the matric results. They will release the matric results as soon as they are released by the education boards like IEB and the DoBE. 

Matric College is another education site that will have all the matric results upon their release. Here, you can also keep up to date with all other education news. 

Your Mobile Device

For most people, using your mobile phone to access your results might be the easiest way to do it. As an Eastern Cape student, you can either choose to get your results via:

  • SMS
  • USSD

How to get your Matric Results via SMS 2021 Eastern Cape

  • Step 1: Open a new SMS message on your phone
  • Step 2: Fill in your ID Number AND Exam Number as the message
  • Step 3: Both numbers must have 13 digits to be accepted
  • Step 4: Send the SMS to this number: 35658
  • Step 5: Note that the SMS will cost R3,00 (Free SMS does not apply)
  • Step 6: Your exam number and ID number will be checked – if you send incorrect numbers it won’t work
  • Step 7: You will get your results once they are made available on 23 February 2021

USSD

USSD is one of the quickest ways for you to get your matric results. If you are interested in doing it this way, all you need to do it:

  • Dial this number on your phone *120*35658#
  • You will be required to answer some multiple-choice questions. 
  • Enter your ID and examination number.
  • You will then receive your matric results.

Newspapers

Finding your matric results in the newspaper is one of the most traditional ways of doing it. All you need to do is make sure that you have the correct paper.

Here are the newspapers in Eastern Cape that will have all the 2020 matric results:

The CEO of Matric College, Jan Badenhorst, explains how to get your matric results via SMS

Author: Morné van Emmenis
Editor: Megan Dreyer
Date Published: February, 1, 2022

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