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With difficulties of COVID-19, I am very relieved by matric results - Lesufi

23 February 2021 7:53 AM
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Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi
Matric results
pass rate

GDE MEC thanked the educators, the SGBs as well as parents who allowed their children to come to school during a pandemic.

Despite the difficulties posed by the coronavirus, the Class of 2020 managed to achieve a commendable 76.2% overall pass rate, with the Free State being the top-performing province at 85.1%.

Gauteng received the second highest matric pass rate at 83.8% and the Western Cape achieved third place with 79.9%.

RELATED: 2020 National Senior Certificate matric results per province

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says he is relieved by the achievements by the matric pupils.

It was quite a difficult year because we were not using our normal systems and to receive the results we did, I was very relieved. I want to thank our educators, our SGBs and parents. It was not easy for parents allow their children to come to school during the middle of a pandemic.

Panyaza Lesufi, MEC - Gauteng Education

Lesufi expressed concern over the number of pupils that didn't return to the classroom since the first lockdown.

We sent out a team to go and track those pupils and the figures are not encouraging.

Panyaza Lesufi, MEC - Gauteng Education

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23 February 2021 7:53 AM
Tags:
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi
Matric results
pass rate

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