North Coast’s top performers

2017-01-12 06:01

THE North Coast schools had reason to celebrate their results once again with many achieving pass rates over 90%.

Matric pupils from Mountview Secondary in Verulam produced excellent results with an increase in the pass rate. Pupils achieved an impressive overall pass rate of 92,26%.

Top achiever Siphesihle M Mtshali achieved seven distinctions in English, Afrikaans, mathematics, engineering and graphic design, life sciences, physical sciences and life orientation. The other three pupils who achieved six distinctions were Kavir Bodha, Khwezilokusa Maphasa and Jeneane Naidoo.

Verulam Secondary School achieved a 95.62% pass rate with 58% of their pupils gaining university entrance and a whopping 180 subject distinctions. These accolades made Verulam Secondary one of the top performing schools within the Billy Nair Circuit.
Principal Mr. S. Govender attributed this success to the synergy that exists between the circuit manger, Mr. S. A. Chetty, members of the school governance, the academic team, pupils and parents.
Chairperson of the governing body Mr MA Moidin said: “Verulam Secondary has always been the most consistent school in generating academic excellence. The governance is full praise for excellent leadership from the principal and his team.”
Some of the top achievers from Verulam Secondary were: Sameera Alli (7As), Mikaila Olivier (7As), Roweena Bramdeo (6As), Nirelle Reddy (6As), Sthembile Gracia Mkihize (5 As), Sthabile Stembokuhle Maphumulo (5 As), Kovilan Kobalan Moodley (5As) and Deveshen Bobby Chetty (5As).

The matric class of 2016 from Protec Tongaat had reason to celebrate as they excelled achieving significantly better results than the KZN and national average.

All 32 Protec matriculants passed, with 91% of the students achieving university passes.

There were a total of 44 subject distinctions with five distinctions in math and physical science, the two core subjects at Protec.

The top pupil Sinethemba Dlamini, achieved five distinctions.

Other star pupils were Khaylihle Mpanza and Akshay Durgapersadh, who both achieved four distinctions.

“We are extremely proud of our pupils who worked consistently hard throughout the year and the most important thing about these results is that they enable our pupils to pursue meaningful careers,” said Protec Tongaat manager Marion Takis.

The pupils who received bursaries are Sinethemba Dlamini and Khayelihle Mpanza. Dlamini received a bursary from Sasol and will be studying BSC chemical engineering at UKZN and Mpanza received a bursary from Investec to study BCom at Wits University.

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