District improves matric results

2020-02-05 06:01
The Free State Department of Education celebrated the Motheo district’s achievement of an 87,9% pass rate in 2019 at a function held in Bloemfontein on Saturday (01/02). From the left are Khauhelo Kanapi (principal of the Mpatleng Secondary School), December Moloi (district director for Motheo), Anne-Marie Klink (principal of the Hoër Meisieskool Oranje), Tate Makgoe (MEC for Education), Khaya Nyati (Kagiso Shanduka Trust), Angie Mdakane (Kagiso Shanduka Trust) and Maleshwane Mohapi (principal of the Sediti Secondary School).  Photo: Dan Xangaza

The Free State Department of Education celebrated the Motheo district’s achievement of an 87,9% pass rate in 2019 at a function held in Bloemfontein on Saturday (01/02). From the left are Khauhelo Kanapi (principal of the Mpatleng Secondary School), December Moloi (district director for Motheo), Anne-Marie Klink (principal of the Hoër Meisieskool Oranje), Tate Makgoe (MEC for Education), Khaya Nyati (Kagiso Shanduka Trust), Angie Mdakane (Kagiso Shanduka Trust) and Maleshwane Mohapi (principal of the Sediti Secondary School). Photo: Dan Xangaza

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The Motheo district’s overall pass rate of 87,9% in the 2019 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination set the tone for a 100% benchmark.

This, according to the provincial Department of Education, represents a 2,8% improvement by the district.

Altogether 41% of the matrics obtained bachelors passes, giving candidates the ability to study at universities.

The department, led by the MEC for Education, Tate Makgoe, celebrated the strides made by the Motheo district at a function held in Bloemfontein on Saturday (01/02).

According to Makgoe, the pass rate shows steady improvement over the last three years, citing this as proof that the district is on the rise to greatness.

Altogether 8 293 Gr. 12 learners in the district wrote the NSC examination, with 7 285 passing and 3 400 obtaining a bachelors pass.

According to the department, 55 schools achie­ved a pass rate of 85% to 100%, up from 52 in 2018.

Of these schools, 28 achieved the provincial target of a 90% pass rate and 40% bachelors pass.

Only 24 schools in the district managed to reach this target in 2018.

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