- The department of Basic Education has released the list showing the top achieving schools in Mzansi
- The Free State emerged as the leading province with the highest pass rate while Gauteng topped the distinctions list
- A school in Durban achieved the most distinctions per pupil
The Department of Basic Education has released a report showing the best performing schools in every province across the country. This report shows the number of pupils who wrote the matric exams and the percentage who passed over the last three years.
The list shows that 787 717 pupils from 6 854 schools sat the 2019 matric exams. The top achieving province was the Free State with a pass rate of 88.4%. Gauteng came in second place with 87.2% and the North West followed in third place with 86.8%.
Gauteng province had the most distinctions in the province, closely followed by KZN and the Eastern Cape.
Eden College in Durban was named as the school with the most average distinctions per learner. This achievement saw 3.97 achieved by each pupil on average. Herschel Girls' School in Cape Town followed close behind with 3.92 distinctions and Beth Jacobs Girls’ School in Yeoville came third with an average of 3.85 distinctions per learner.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that a young boy from the Eastern Cape has made his family, school and community proud after being named one of the top matric achievers in the country. He attributed his success to hard work and working effectively. The matriculant wishes to pursue medicine so he can help his community.
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