Sekhukhune rated last in 2017 matric results despite improvement

SEKHUKHUNE – Adding to Sekhukhune district’s poor matric results woes for 2017 is the only zero percent pass rate school in Limpopo, Mohlotlwane Secondary School in India-Gamaesela near Apel, Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality.

The school in Seotlong circuit presented 21 candidates for the 2017 matric examinations and all of them failed.

Ishmael Kgetjepe, Limpopo MEC for Education, reminded that the province had two schools, Nokanantswana in Bokone circuit and Makidi Secondary in Mabulane circuit in 2016 that achieved a zero percent pass rate.

“These kinds of schools will be subjected to merging to ensure that we have schools that are viable in terms of numbers, and to ease provisioning of both human and physical resources,” informed Kgetjepe.

Kgetjepe was speaking during the announcement of the 2017 matric results on Friday 05 January 2018 at the Ranch Hotel outside Polokwane.

The MEC appealed to communities to cooperate with them to ensure that these schools were rationalized to serve the best interest of learners.

He said despite Sekhukhune district’s improvement on its serial underperformance by 5.5%, it remained the last in the province with a pass rate of 57.3% and continued to fall under the category of underperforming districts along with Capricorn.

“Obviously we have to provide more support for Capricorn and Sekhukhune districts to respond to interventions that have seen Waterberg improving,” said Kgetjepe.

Waterberg moved from position four in 2015 to third in 2016 and is currently positioned second, overtaking Mopani, which has lost its second position in 2016 but improved from 65.7% to 67.7% in 2017.

Hendrick Madire, Sadtu Sekhukhune Region Secretary, said they were happy there was an improvement as compared to previous years but they were not satisfied that the district came last in the province.

Madire said they, together with the ANC in the region would put focus on underperforming schools in the district and not only on Mohlotlwane Secondary School.

However, Moreko Secondary School in Phokoane circuit came second in public schools that obtained a100% pass rate. The school presented 132 candidates who all passed with a combined Bachelor and Diploma pass rate at a minimum of 30%. Leading the pack in the category is Hoërskool Pietersburg which presented 237 candidates who all passed.

Tshegofatso Lesibe Mohlala from Lekentle Secondary School in Lepellane circuit and Kinsley Mokgabudi from Jane Furse Comprehensive in Mmashadi circuit were awarded as one of the learners who obtained 100% in Methametics.

Mpho Seporo Masemola from St. Mark’s Comprehensive in Mmashadi circuit was awarded for obtaining a 100% in Mathematics and Physical Science.

 

 

 

Thapelo Motseo

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