Parent involvement was low for 2015 Maxeke High matrics

2016-01-06 21:07


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Johannesburg - One of the greatest challenges for a Gauteng principal was getting parents to be involved in their children's academic performance. 

"I really struggled to get the parents to be involved in monitoring the learners especially when they studied on Saturdays," said David Radebe, principal of Maxeke Secondary School. 

Radebe said the results at his school had fluctuated throughout the year and he had not expected his learners to do so well. 

"In mathematics and physical science, we received new teachers after the old ones were promoted to other positions," Radebe said. 

He was particularly proud of the Science students.

The matrics of 2015 worked extremely hard and started their school day at 07:00. They only went home at 17:00.

Radebe said this year, the school also took on more progressed learners. 

He said, however, they were not to blame for the drop in results. 

In 2014, the school obtained a 94% pass rate while in 2015, they received 88%. 

"Despite the percentage drop, we had more learners who wrote and more learners who passed," he said. 

Radebe had great plans for the year ahead. 

"We are aiming for 100%. We are going to work very hard," he said. 

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