Worst-performing Eastern Cape moving
Posted on Friday, 04 January 2013
Article by News24
The Eastern Cape's 2012 matric results were "one step backwards and two steps forward", provincial education MEC Mandla Makupula said on Thursday.
"The 2012 matric results depict one thing: we have taken one step backward and two steps forward, moving along with ordinary people," Makupula said in a statement.
He was proud of the improved pass rate for the province, the worst performer in South Africa, to 61.6%, from 58.1% in 2011. He said the last time the province got more than 60% was in 2003, when it managed 61.1%.
Several districts showed big improvements, in particularly Libode with a pass rate of 59.4%, up from 19.5% in 2011. Butterworth had an increase of 8.1% to 53.9% in 2012. Sterkspruit improved 8% to 56.1%. The top performing districts were Cofimvaba, with a pass rate of 72.5%, Cradock with a pass rate of 72.3%, and Maluti with 71.9%.
The three worst performing districts were Fort Beaufort with 44.7%, Qumbu with 49.1% and Mt Frere with 49.6%. Makupula said while several districts improved their passes, other saw substantial drops. The largest of these was Qumbu, dropping 10.3% to 49.1%.
Makupula said there were 30 schools in the province with a 100% pass rate. Eleven schools had a pass rate of 10% or below. The three lowest performers were Dlulisa Senior Secondary School in Butterworth, with 4.5%, Mpingana in Lusikisiki with 4.7%, and Dilizintaba with a 5.3% matric pass rate.
"For the first time in many years, there are no schools with a zero percent pass rate," Makupula.
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