WELL DONE MATRIC CLASS OF 2021
The past year was tough for schools due to the many challenges posed by COVID-19. Schools have had to quickly adapt to new ways of teaching and learning to get as much as possible done in the 2021 school year. The Matric class of 2021 did not have a full Grade 11 academic year in 2020 and last year was also quite challenging.
The NSC matric results were announced by Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, on Thursday. The matric class of 2021 obtained an overall pass rate of 76.4%, an increase of 0.2% from 2020. This is very encouraging given the disruption in learning in the past two years.
Free State is the leading province with 85.7%, an improvement of 0.6% from 2020, followed by Gauteng with 82.8%, and Western Cape with 81.2%. North West obtained 78.2%, KwaZulu-Natal 76.8%, Mpumalanga 73.6%, Eastern Cape 73%, Northern Cape 71.4%, and Limpopo 66.7%.
The number of candidates qualifying for admission to bachelor studies at universities is 256 031, an improvement of 21.4% from 2020.
Our local schools have done very well this year and I would like to take this opportunity to applaud them for their success and wish them well as they explore the endless possibilities that follow completing matric.
Victoria Girls High School – 100%
Kingswood College – 98.63%
St Andrew’s College – 98.39%
Diocesan School for Girls – 98%
Graeme College High School – 96.6%
Nombulelo Senior Secondary School – 85.9%
Hendricks Kanise Combined School – 85.7%
PJ Olivier High School – 85.4%
Khutliso Daniels Senior Secondary School – 83.7%
Ntsika Senior Secondary School – 79.4%
Mary Waters High School – 78.2%
TEM Mrwetyana Senior Secondary School – 73.1%
Nathaniel Nyaluza Senior Secondary School – 63.6%
We are very proud of these results and we hope that the current matric class will do even better come the end of the year, despite the ongoing COVID-19 challenges. COVID-19 continues to present teaching and learning challenges at our schools but we are confident that solutions will be found to give our learners the best possible chance to do their best going forward. To all the learners who didn’t pass matric keep your heads up and try again. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” —Winston Churchill. Makana Local Municipality recently assisted prospective students to apply for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). Hopefully most of the matric learners who have since passed utilised this opportunity. Makana Local Municipality is extremely proud of this year’s results and we will continue to support local learners to pursue their future goals. Good luck for the year ahead!!!
MAKANA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY EXECUTIVE MAYOR
HONOURABLE COUNCILLOR YANDISWA VARA