Gauteng Education MEC Matome Chiloane announced the matric results for 2022 at Soshanguve East Secondary School. As a result, the top matriculants in Gauteng’s different districts were awarded for their performance in specific subjects.
Despite all the odds they faced, MEC Chiloane congratulated the province’s matriculants for achieving an outstanding pass rate of 84.4% in the 2022 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations.
“With the negative impact of COVID-19, on teaching and learning, innovative methods had to be developed and used to demonstrate the readiness of the class of 2022 at the beginning of the school year while efforts have been made to recover the academic year and provide secondary support for our learners,” says Chiloane.
MEC also explained that the prolonged school closures caused by the covid 19 pandemic could limit students’ educational, vocational, and social opportunities.
A number of companies and organisations contributed to the awarding of the top matric top achievers, including Telkom, Engen, Gauteng Department of Education (GDE), Trevor Noah Foundation, Telkom, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), Harmony Gold Mining, and others.
Upon being called to the podium to receive their awards, the invited 2022 matric achievers showed excitement and disbelief. Guests were delighted to see the learners’ accomplishments, including their parents, teachers, and principals. Achievement awards were also given to students based on their grades and subjects of expertise.
Sibusiso Mathebula received several distinctions and 100% in Physical Sciences as an IR Lesolang matriculant. Despite the many awards he has received, Mathebula was excited and couldn’t believe that he performed so exceptionally.
Upon receiving the awards he received, Matimba Manganyi, a matriculant at Letlotlo Secondary School, said that he was overjoyed. He earned 100% in Physical Science and overall 296 out of 300 in Life Sciences. He says he will further his studies at the University of Witwatersrand to study Actuarial Science as he always wanted to enroll at the institution.
Thuto Kitso Comprehensive School student Naledi Mahlaku received seven distinctions in maths and science. To ensure success in 2023, she encouraged matriculate to always study ahead, to do their homework constantly, and to use their teachers where they are unsure.
PICTURE CREDIT : GDE [Gauteng Department of Education]