Mpumalanga schools boast 8% improvement

2012-01-05 14:55

The number of Mpumalanga schools with Grade 12 pass rates below 20% has decreased.

Mpumalanga education MEC Reginah Mhaule said – while presenting the Grade 12 results at Badplaas Aventura Resort today – that only eight schools performed below the 20% mark as compared to 17 in 2010.

“This continues to be a matter of concern. All of us need to frown at such a level of underperformance,” Mhaule said.

Mpumalanga improved its overall pass rate to 64.8% – an improvement of 8 percentage points – from 2010. In 2010, the province scored 56.8%.

Mhaule said Mpumalanga’s 70% overall pass rate target was well within reach even before 2014.

Of the 526 schools who presented candidates for the Grade 12 examination, 143 achieved a pass rate of over 80%.

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