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DATE: 20 January 2023
GAUTENG LEGISLATURE COMMITTEE CONGRATULATES CLASS OF 2022 FOR A JOB WELL DONE
The Chairperson of the Gauteng Legislature’s Portfolio Committee on Education, Honourable Joe Mpisi congratulates the Province’s class of 2022 for their incredible success despite disruptions due to loadshedding and the devasting lasting effects of Covid 19.
The Class of 2022 achieved an impressive 84.4% pass rate, making them the second best in the country. The achievement of 84.4% is an increase of 1.6% from the 2021 pass rate and is coupled with improved quality results with the more Bachelor passes and distinctions than the previous year.
“We applaud the Gauteng districts, namely JHB West, Tshwane South, Gauteng North and JHB North for being recognised amongst the best performing districts in the country placing them within the 10 best performing Districts nationally”, said Chairperson Mpisi.
Chairperson Mpisi also applauded all education stakeholders for their dedication and commitment, which resulted in the province producing the best performing districts in the country.
“The year 2022 was marred by disruptions due to loadshedding, but our schools and learners showed resilience and doubled their efforts to ensure a safe and conducive environment for learning and teaching in our schools.
Honourable Mpisi also congratulated Gauteng MEC for Education, Matome Chiloane and his team “for their splendid work under difficult conditions and against all odds.
“Throughout the year we saw evidence that schools doubled their efforts and worked tirelessly to prepare learners for their final exams,” said the Chairperson.
The Committee also commend parents and guardians for working together with educators to ensure that learners were prepared for the exams, said the chairperson.
“The Committee further congratulate all leaners who dedicated their time, efforts, and energy in studying tirelessly to ensure that they achieve success in their academic year with flying colours. Equally, we congratulate the educators for their hard work in preparing learners for exams throughout the year,” said Hon. Mpisi
“We also commend the partnership between learners, teachers, principals and school governing bodies for ensuring that the 2022 academic year did’t go to waste, by putting safety measures to prevent disruptions in our schools.
“We call upon the Department and all relevant education stakeholders to work together to fight criminality at schools. Safety in our schools should remain a top priority, to enable effective teaching and learning without any hindrance,” said Chairperson Mpisi.
“Although many challenges still remain, a lot still needs to be done to get the province and our country’s education system and value chain to the desired standard – we can agree that much has been achieved,” he continued.
He further urged families, friends and educators of those learners who did’t do well in their matric to continue supporting them in their efforts to better their marks. “There are plenty of opportunities to be explored to fulfil their dreams. They should not despair, but rather seek professional advice as they continue to chart a way forward to continue with their education, Chairperson Mpisi concluded.
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