Matrics celebrate, but there’s room for improvement

Many questions regarding the state of schools in the district remain, but that is no longer the concern of the matriculants who passed their 2018 National Senior Certificate (NSC) and were presented with their certificates and grades when they were released on Friday.

The top-performing NSC school in the Grahamstown sub-district was Victoria Girls High School took top honours with an unequalled 100% pass-rate that they have maintained over the last few years. In second place was Graeme College with a pass rate of 96.87%, slightly down on the 2017 results where the school achieved a 98.30% pass-rate.

In third place was Kuyasa Combined School with a pass rate of 83.78%, up from 2018 (69.5%).

ON THE RISE: Kuyasa Combined 2018 matriculants celebrate passing their National Senior Certificates on Friday January 4 Picture: ROB KNOWLES

PJ Olivier managed fourth spot with a pass-rate of 88.33%, down from last year’s 92.30%

On the other hand, one of the sub-district’s that usually performs consistently well, Port Alfred High School, was in fifth place with an 82.81% pass rate, down from 88% last year.

Nevertheless, PAHS 2018 matric pupils showed that they are made of sterner stuff when they displayed their certificates at the school on Friday.

READY TO FACE THE WORLD: The Port Alfred High School 2018 matriculants posed for a photograph having received their results on Friday January 4 Picture: ROB KNOWLES

Full story in next week’s Tak of the Town, Ndlambe’s newspaper of record. Out every Thursday.

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