Zimisile Secondary top of KwaThema’s matric log

Phulong Secondary School’s #classof2017 achieved a healthy 83 per cent pass rate, but Principal Jabulani Nyoni was expecting much more.

KwaThema – Learner co-operation and teacher commitment have yielded healthy matric results for KwaThema’s #classof2017.

Zimisele Secondary School tops the list again, with a 91.5 per cent pass rate.

Although the school experienced a drop from 2016’s 97.47 per cent rate, it still leads the schools in KwaThema.

Also read: WATCH: KwaThema results for 2016 matric

Of the 130 registered matriculants, 51 achieved a bachelor’s degree pass, 42 a national diploma pass, and 26 a higher certificate pass.

Laban Motlhabi Comprehensive School narrowly overtook Phulong Secondary School for the second-highest matric pass rate in KwaThema in 2017.

The school achieved an 83.08 per cent pass rate, improving from 78.86 per cent in 2016.

The learners obtained 18 bachelor’s degree, 62 national diploma and 19 higher certificate passes.

“We are very excited because this is a good improvement from the previous year,” says principal Orlando Mpathlanyane.

“It is all due to the high degree of commitment from the teachers and co-operation from the learners.”

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Phulong Secondary School managed third spot with an 83 per cent pass rate, dropping from 85.35 per cent in 2016.

The school’s learners obtained 26 bachelor’s, 37 national diploma and 20 higher certificate passes.

Principal Jabulani Nyoni admits that he is slightly disappointed with the results.

“We were aiming for 89 per cent, so I can’t say I am happy with what we got.”

He says they are committed to making a greater effort to ensure a better pass rate in 2018.

Lefa-Ifa Secondary School saw another decrease, from 87 per cent in 2016 to 77.8 per cent in 2017.

This after the school achieved an 87 per cent pass rate in 2015.

The 110 registered learners received 18 bachelor’s, 45 national diploma and 18 higher certificate passes between them.

Principal Mbuyiseni Nxumalo says he is disappointed with the results.

“It is a significant drop, so we can’t be happy with it because we wanted to improve.

“I know we will bounce back and rectify everything soon.”

Nkumbulo Comprehensive School came in at 72.02 per cent.

Of the 156 registered Grade 12 learners, 28 received a bachelor’s, 51 a national diploma and 24 a higher certificate pass.

Principal Henry Nakumba says they could have done much better.

“I am not happy with the results.

“We were aiming for a 90 per cent pass rate.

“Our greatest struggle is in the field of science.”

He says he hopes to find an effective resolution to the issue in the new academic year.

Kenneth Masikela Secondary School plummeted from an 84.67 per cent pass rate in 2016 to 64.5 per cent for 2017.

The school had a total of 254 Grade 12 learners.

Like the year before, Tlakula Secondary School experienced a decrease, from 58.86 per cent to 57.05 per cent.

In 2015 the school’s pass rate was 76.4 per cent.

The 194 registered learners only managed 17 bachelor’s, 56 national diploma and 24 higher certificate passes between them.

Xoliswa Kali

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