Limpopo MEC for Education, Polly Boshielo undertook to have
an engagement with principals of schools that performed best in the 2020
National Senior Certificate examinations, following her announcement of
provincial results in February 2021.
The MEC is scheduled to meet with principals of the 50
schools that performed best, to congratulate them on their outstanding
performance and provide a platform for them to share their best practices.
“What makes us appreciate the class of 2020 more is that
despite the decline in the provincial pass rate, they have given the province
more quality in comparison to the class of 2019. 22 907 candidates achieved
bachelor passes compared to the 19 022 achieved by the class of 2019, which
translates to an increase of 29, 1%. The diploma passes increased from 18 558
in 2019 to 18 588 in 2020.
Overall, 53 634 of the 78 695 candidates passed the 2020
NSC examinations. Worth mentioning is that a total of 16 044 distinctions were
achieved in various subjects, of which 10 344 were contributed by female
candidates. This achievement at the time when candidates lost valuable teaching
and learning time due to the pandemic is worth applauding”, said MEC Boshielo.
Members of the media are invited to join the engagement as
Date: Tuesday, 30 March 2021
Venue: The Ranch Resort, Polokwane
Seating at the venue is limited and strict adherence
to COVID-19 regulations will be maintained. Please confirm your attendance
with Ms. Mosebjane Kgaffe at
MEC's Media Liaison Officer
082 338 2684
082 831 0227
ISSUED BY THE LIMPOPO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION