Pakkies parents pleased with matrics

2018-01-19 06:00

PAKKIES parents and the community are pleased that three of the six Thibane Combined School matriculants passed their exams after the school performed dismally in 2016 when only one passed.

Two of three pupils who failed will write supplementary examinations before June.

The Department of Education Kokstad circuit manager, Cedric Mseleku confirmed that the school received a 50% matric pass rate.

School governing body chairperson Lucky Jaca said the community did everything they could to assist pupils bring in good results and are pleased with their performance.

“Last year the school has a shortage of teachers, but despite that the matrics still made us proud. Our plan for this year is to assist pupils so the 50% pass rate is not dropped,” said Jaca.

Nokwakha Maduna, a community member, who has been fighting for the school to get extra teachers for years, blamed government who threatened to close the school because of its bad results.

Maduna said government must not destroy the education of their children by shutting down underperforming schools, instead additional resources and teachers should be provided.

She said government must give teachers time to teach and not host unnecessary workshops.

The school enrolled 11 matrics this year and from Monday classes have started to ensure they complete this year’s syllabus.

Kokstad College was the top performing school among Kokstad schools after it received a 100% pass rate, followed by Shayamoya Secondary with 88%, Franklin High with 64%, Carl Malcomess High with 59,9%, Mount Currie High with 51,3% and Glen Edward High with 49,5%.

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