Rylands High can boast with marks

2017-01-17 06:01
Rylands High School boasts nine A aggregates for the class of 2016. From left are Aqeelah Sedick, Halima Olday, Nuruneesa Astrie, Firdows Alexander and Nusrat Khan.

Rylands High School boasts nine A aggregates for the class of 2016. From left are Aqeelah Sedick, Halima Olday, Nuruneesa Astrie, Firdows Alexander and Nusrat Khan.

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The staff of Rylands High School are chuffed following the release of the school’s matric results.

Principal Kona Naidoo says the results have improved from previous years.

All but two of the 183 learners who wrote the matric examinations passed. Of the 181 who passed, 80.66% passed with a Bachelors pass which allows entry into university.

“We have always had excellent matric results over many years. Last year is slightly different maybe in that it was our 40th year, so it was our 40th anniversary,” says Naidoo.

Nine A aggregates were recorded. Ilham Khan came first, achieving eight distinctions and an overall average of 89.7%.

Other A aggregates were earned by Aqeelah Sedick, Halima Olday, Nuruneesa Astrie, Firdows Alexander, Nusrat Khan, Mugammad Tawfeeq Bernard, Haseena Parker and Aaisha Jonathan.

Hemlata Govender, acting deputy principal, is eyeing even more improvement in the current academic year.

“We are feeling very optimistic that since our results improved last year, we are hoping that we can attain at least a 100% pass rate, which is very possible this year,” she says.

She mentions that there were no irregularities during the examinations and that the marking process went smoothly. Naidoo echoes these sentiments.

“From my side, with regards to administration of the examination last year, I think that also assisted us to achieve such high results. Our learners were prepared every day. We did not have issues like late coming, learners being absent. So I think that assisted as well,” Naidoo says.

“When we announced the results, the whole school community was really ecstatic. Everyone was extremely happy that we could achieve such excellent results.”

Govender says they are aiming for more intensive intervention programmes and more formal extra classes will be available to all the matriculants this year. She hopes that the programme will enable all of this year’s matriculants to pass.

“We intend to have extra tuition classes for learners in Grade 12 in 2017, which would be far more structured. We started it last year. This year we hope to roll that out, not just for our weaker learners, but across the board, so we have something in place.”

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