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Top matriculant Jerusha places fifth in district

Jerusha will study BSc: Physics at either Wits University or the University of Cape Town.

Thousands of anxious learners from the Class of 2022 received their National Senior Certificate (NSC) results last week.

The Ugu District placed first in KwaZulu-Natal and eighth in the country.

Umzinto Secondary’s Jerusha Nagan obtained several distinctions and placed fifth in the district. Her highest mark was an incredible 99% in Physics.

Jerusha will study BSc: Physics at either Wits University or the University of Cape Town.

Despite facing a few obstacles on her matric path, she was able to overcome them and produce work of an exceptional standard.

“The most challenging parts of my year were during the floods when we missed out on days of school, as well as, trying to study around loadshedding during my trial and final exams,” she explained.

Jerusha thanked her family and educators for their support. “I would especially like to thank my mother for believing in me and inspiring me to work hard. Also, my Physical Science educators who made me develop a love for the subject.”

She will attend her school’s awards day this Friday (27th) where she will receive her many well-deserved awards.

Overall, Umzinto Secondary achieved a 67.2% pass rate with 70 Bachelors passes. The school produced an outstanding 146 distinctions.

Scottburgh High School produced excellent results with a pass rate of 97%.

Scottburgh High School’s Class of 2022 celebrate their National Senior Certificate examination results. The school achieved an overall pass rate of 97%. Read more about the school’s top achiever, Lucaran Sivakumaran Govender who earned seven distinctions, on Page 2.

About 100 candidates sat for the exams with seven learners producing A aggregates, 21 learners producing B aggregates and 35 learners producing C aggregates.

Some 63% of the candidates produced an overall minimum average of 60%. The subject averages for nine of the 15 subjects were above 60%.

The school added that these statistics proved that most learners have not just satisfied the minimum NSC requirements, but they have produced results of an exceptional standard.

Roseville Secondary in Umzinto achieved a 85% pass rate. A number of its learners produced Bachelors passes. Staff and parents were pleased with the excellent outcome.

A few other local high schools were unreachable for results at the time of going to print.


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