Panyaza Lesufi uses Gauteng matric results to take swipe at Mmusi Maimane

Panyaza Lesufi uses Gauteng matric results to take swipe at Mmusi Maimane

2022-01-21 05:40:00 PM

Panyaza Lesufi uses Gauteng matric results to take swipe at Mmusi Maimane

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on Friday used the achievements of the province's matric pupils as an opportunity to criticise One SA Movement leader Mmusi Maimane.

Lesufi said the department was proud that it had “defended” pupils' careers. While Gauteng obtained a 82.8% pass rate in these exams, this was a drop from the 83.8% obtained last year.Gauteng had127,523 matriculants who wrote the exams, of which 105,526 passed.

The province's head of department, Edward Mosuwe, said this achievement did not come without hurdles. Mosuwe said service delivery protests that kept some pupils from Gauteng's eastern regions out of school for at least four weeks in the last school term had contributed to a drop in the 2021 matric performance.

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January 21, 2022 Lesufi said the department was proud that it had “defended” pupils' careers.  While Gauteng obtained a 82.8% pass rate in these exams, this was a drop from the 83.8% obtained last year. Gauteng had 127,523 matriculants who wrote the exams, of which 105,526 passed. The province's head of department, Edward Mosuwe, said this achievement did not come without hurdles.  Mosuwe said service delivery protests that kept some pupils from Gauteng's eastern regions out of school for at least four weeks in the last school term had contributed to a drop in the 2021 matric performance. In a technical report delivered by the province in Boksburg on Friday, the department said threats of a fourth Covid-19 wave, load-shedding and leakage of question papers were other hurdles pupils had to deal with. Lesufi said Gauteng east, which was the worst performing district, did so because of the people of that area.  “To the people of Gauteng east, w hen you disrupt schools, this is what you get. This community was disrupted in July. I am not saying don’t fight for your rights but leave our schools and don’t interfere with our schools,” he said.  The department said it did all it could to address these concerns, including holding formal engagements with Eskom to ensure there was no load-shedding on the days the exams were written on computer and a second session date being set aside to accommodate affected pupils. Lesufi mentioned four schools — Parktown Girls' High, Afrikaans Hoer Meisieskool, Waterkloof and Menlo Park Hoërskool — that obtained 95% bachelor passes.  The Tshwane south district again proved to be the best performing district, obtaining an 89.9% total pass rate. The department said no public school which obtained a pass rate of below 20%. Only three independent schools obtained less than 20%, while 128 schools recorded a 100% pass rate, with a majority receiving well over 60%. In a breakdown of the candidates, the province said more females (73,259) wrote the exams in comparison to males (59 610). At 114,254, black pupils formed the biggest cohort of matric writers. TimesLIVE