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