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General improvements in matric results bring hope to schools

Learners, school staff and parents celebrated the release of the 2023 NSC exam results.

Tsakani – Local youngsters celebrated the release of the NSC exam results with the rest of the country on Friday.

The national pass rate increased by 2.8% to 82.9% for the matric class of 2023 and 85.4% for Gauteng province.

In Tsakani, JE Malepe Secondary School experienced a significant increase from 67.4 % in 2022 to 79%.

“I couldn’t be happier. For me, it is a quantum leap. We had some issues with learners not attending the extra programmes aimed at readying them for the exams.

“But in the later part of the year, their attendance improved,” explained administrative principal Stanley Nkosi.

Nkosi has only been at the school since June 2023, after it was placed under administration. The school had 249 learners sit for the NSC exams.

“I want to thank all the stakeholders that supported us last year. We could not have done any of this without them,” he added.

• Reshogofaditswe Secondary School topped the list with 82.9%;
• Tsakane Ext 8 Secondary School followed closely with 82.5%;
• Tsakane Secondary School achieved 77.2%, an improvement from 72.6% in 2022;
• Mamellong Comprehensive School maintained 76.7%;
• Geluksdal Secondary School achieved 75.9%;
• Langaville Secondary School dropped from 81.1% in 2022 to 74.1% in 2023.
• Tholulwazi Secondary School spiralled from 91.4% in 2022 to 74.6 % in 2023.
• Buhlebemfundo Secondary School dropped from 80% to 73%.

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