Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says his department's intervention in improving education in townships has yielded results.
Lesufi says Saturday schools and progression of learners policy contributed to the achievement in the 2016 matric results.
In Gauteng we took 11 000 learners that failed grade 11 to grade 12, we invested 80 million on them. Today as I'm speaking to you 61% of those learners have matric certificates, 9% of them have got bachelor passes, 18 of them gave us 36 distinctions.— Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC
These kids now stand a better chance to queue for a graduation ceremony, rather than to queue for a social grant.— Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC
We are reducing the number of taxis and buses that are leaving townships in the morning in search for better quality education in suburbs.— Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC
The class of 2016 achieved a 72.5% matric pass rate nationwide.
Gauteng got 87%, the third highest pass rate in the country, and produced the highest number of schools with a 100% pass rate.
Listen to the audio below to hear Lesufi explaining standardisation and adjustment of marks...