Magigwana Secondary School has made Bushbuckridge proud. The school recorded a 100 per cent pass rate in the matric results, becoming the overall best-performing school in the province. Two-hundred and seventy-six learners from this Thulamahashe school wrote the 2020 grade 12 examination and all of them passed.
Bohlabela district, together with Nkangala districts are at the top when it comes to performance in the recently released matric results. Both the districts have achieved a shared 74,6 per cent matric pass rate, performing above the provincial average.
The Mpumalanga education MEC, Bonakele Majuba said he would like to congratulate both districts which are under the leadership of Madame Lorraine Goba and Douglas Maja respectively. Majuba also applauded all the best performing districts, circuits, schools and learners and said they have done Mpumalanga proud.
Ehlanzeni District recorded 74,5 per cent, which is also above the provincial performance, while Gert Sibande District registered a 70,9 per cent pass rate.
“We are encouraged by the fact that all four districts within the province managed to perform above 70 per cent under the trying conditions we experienced this past year. Indeed, we expect improvement moving on,” said Majuba.
The Emakhazeni Local Municipality performed above all the local municipalities in the province, it recorded an impressive 88 per cent pass mark. Majuba congratulated the executive mayor of Emakhazeni, Cllr TD Ngwenya, the circuit manager, Nomvula Motloung, and their teams for the sterling performance and said they did well.
Out of the 71 circuits within the province, Mbombela Circuit is the overall best-performing one, having to record a 90,3 per cent pass rate compared to 89,2 per cent in 2019. In this circuit, 1 458 learners registered to write the 2020 NSC Examination, 1 418 wrote it, and out of those, 1 281 made the grade. In 2020, 555 schools served as exam centres that administered grade 12 examinations. Thirty of these schools recorded a 100 per cent pass rate.