Johannesburg - The closing date for public comment on the 30% minimum matric pass mark is 6 October, the basic education department said on Sunday.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga was considering raising the 30% pass mark for matrics and wanted the public's advice, department spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga said.
"We are still receiving a lot of input from the public, but at this stage we don't have the exact numbers of how many people participated," he said.
The department called on the public to comment on whether the current pass mark was enough to equip pupils for success in the higher education sector.
Mhlanga said the department did not have an exact date for when Motshekga would make an announcement.
"The ministerial committee will have to put together a report which will include the public comments and the announcement is expected to be made before the end of the year."