Joburg Central worst performing Gauteng district

2016-01-06 17:20
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Johannesburg - Johannesburg Central was the worst performing district in Gauteng in the 2015 matric exams, Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said on Wednesday.

"We are all disappointed with one region. If it had maintained last year's performance, we wouldn't be congratulating another province who had an inch over us," Lesufi said at the release of the province's results in Johannesburg.

He did not say what the figure was.

The Western Cape was the country's best performing province, with an 84.7% pass rate, just beating Gauteng, which had 84.2%.

What made it painful was that the district represented Soweto, he said. Lesufi hoped that the district would improve this year and pledged that it would get help to improve its results.

Sedibeng East proved to be the top performing district, at 90.4%. Seven of the country's top 10 best performing districts were from Gauteng.

Fourteen of the province's 15 districts achieved a pass rate of more than 80%.

About 108 000 pupils wrote their matric exams in Gauteng in 2015. About 91 000 passed and 17 000 failed.

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