GROBLERSDAL/MARBLE HALL – Sekhukhune District Municipality Executive Mayor, Stan Ramaila paid homage to Hoërskool Ben Vijoen and Ester Maleka Combined in Groblersdal and Marble Hall respectively during the reopening of schools for the 2018 academic year on Wednesday 17 January.
Ramaila was accompanied by members of the Executive Committee when he visited the two over 90% pass rate schools in Elias Motsoaledi and Ephraim Mogale local municipalities.
Hoërskool Ben Viljoen continued on its excellent matric pass rate in 2017 when 133 of its 134 enrolled candidates passed. The school obtained 93 Bachelors, 38 Diplomas and two Higher Certificates achieving a 99,3% pass rate. It is rated position 15 from the over 1400 schools in the province.
Ramaila said the district took pride in the consistent performance of the school which continued to achieve quantity quality pass rate.
“We wish the class of 2018 all the best of luck and hope they will see to it that they continue where the class of 2017 left. It is in this school that we see quantity quality matric pass rate, and we would like to congratulate them for that,” said Ramaila.
Albert Swaters, Hoërskool Ben Viljoen Principal, further encouraged the matric class of 2018 to work harder.
“Use every minute to ensure that next year we again can be proud of you,” said Swaters.
Ester Maleka Combined had enrolled 26 candidates for the 2017 matric examinations and obtained a 92,3% pass rate.