iLembe District shows improvement in matric results

2018-01-17 06:00

THE iLembe District Department of Education received praise from various spheres and local organisations for its improvement in the 2017 matric results.
iLembe’s top pupils received awards at the Durban ICC after the results were released on Friday, January 5.

The district ranked last for the past two years in KZN, but has improved from the 52.42% slump in 2016 to 64.91% in 2017.
This has given iLembe provincial recognition as one of the top performing districts in the province.
The top five schools in the iLembe and KwaDukuza Circuit are iNhlokozi High for obtaining 100%, Sinenhlanhla Secondary with 94.9%, Tugela Secondary obtaining 93.7%, Groutvile High School with 91.8% and Mandini Academy with 91.3% pass rates.

Top performing schools and its pupils are Nosipho Mthembu from Stanger Secondary, who came first in iLembe with seven distinctions, second was Emmanuel Mwandla from Groutville High, also with seven distinctions and in third place was Nkanyiso Mhlongo from Mpoqabulungu Secondary in Mandeni with seven A symbols.
Prantha Sewnath from Glenhills Secondary School came in fourth with six distinctions and Ashveer Singh from Stanger Manor Secondary School placed fifth in the district with six distinctions and received accolades as the top performer in mathematics in the district.
All five have earned themselves opportunities to study at the country’s top universities.

Nhlanhla Mbele, Groutville High principal, which achieved a 91.8% pass rate, said he is proud his school is one of the top performing schools with one of the top per-forming pupils, Mwandla, in the
district.

“This is a first our school has managed to achieve above 90% and I am excited and proud to be part of this milestone,” said Mbele.

Glenhills Secondary School Principal, Mr M Budhram said they are honoured to have one of their pupils in the top five in the district.

The school produced a 74.4% pass rate, a slight improvement on the previous year.

“We are proud of Prathna’s achievements and we must also give credit to her teachers who had a hand in her success.

“All this hard work has paid off,” said Budhram.

Speaking about the pass rate he said they have strategies in place to improve the overall performance of matric pupils and will be starting with their programmes earlier this year.

Another feat achieved was that of the most improved school in the district, Sinenhlanhla Secondary School, is in rural Ndwedwe.

The school obtained an impressive 94.9% from a disappointing 56.67% in 2016.

The ANC Youth League in the Greater KwaDukuza Region through it’s secretary Musa Zondi, also congratulated the education department in the district for the improvement in the 2017 iLembe matric results.

“It is against this background that we extend our appreciation
to stakeholders in the education
department to all stakeholders in the education systems which
are civic organisations, SGBs, communities, educators, students and the department for the mammoth efforts and devotion we collectively made to ensure success off our pupils and the district at large,” said Zondi.

These sentiments we also shared by the KZN ANC Woman’s League, who welcomed the province’s increase in the pass rate to 72,9% and said it is a significant milestone.

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