Learners rewarded for top marks

2018-01-16 06:00
Premier Helen Zille, Mondale High School’s Yazeed Tyman, education MEC Debbie Schafer, and head of eduction in the Western Cape, Brian Schreuder. PHOTOS: Nielen De Klerk

Premier Helen Zille, Mondale High School’s Yazeed Tyman, education MEC Debbie Schafer, and head of eduction in the Western Cape, Brian Schreuder. PHOTOS: Nielen De Klerk

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Local learners were among those acknowledged at the Western Cape 2017 National Senior Certificate Awards.

Premier Helen Zille addressed the ceremony, held annually at her residence, Leeuwenhof, on Thursday 11 January.

Laeeqa Martin from Spine Road High and Yazeed Tyman from Mondale High School received Excellence in Academic Achievement Awards. These awards are given to the top 50 candidates according to the marks obtained in their six best subjects that fulfil the requirements for the awarding of the National Senior Certificate.

Aloe High was top of the list in the Most Improved Public Schools category, with a pass rate improvement of 56.7%. Aloe High was also seventh on the list of schools with the greatest increase in the percentage of Bachelor’s passes.

Tafelsig Secondary School received an award for improvement in Afrikaans and Mondale High School for excellence in ­Accounting.

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