Free State is a distinction province - MEC

2016-01-06 10:11
(Picture: News24)

(Picture: News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Bloemfontein - Free State Education MEC Tate Makgoe on Wednesday hailed the province for its performance in the 2015 matric exams. 

"We are proud of the outstanding performance our learners have given us this year - this is definitely a distinction province," he told reporters in Bloemfontein.  

Makgoe said he was excited that the province had achieved a 81.6% pass rate and that the top achievers achieved above 90%.

- Want to know your matric results? Get them here at matricresults.news24.com

"Ever since we came in 2009, we were sitting at 69% pass rate, but since 2012 we have been maintaining the 80% pass rate and we are excited - next year we will be on 90%."

He said this year, the province had also convinced Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga that it needed guidelines for maintaining a higher pass rate. 

"There is no pass one, pass all. We want to work with students that have a drive to succeed. When we push learners that have not passed to the next grade, that's where the challenge comes," he said.

He said from this year onwards, the province would focus more on primary school to ensure quality of education. 

"Work should start on lower grades because we are missing a lot there," Makgoe added.

Read more on:    free state  |  education  |  matric 2015

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.