GALLERY: Top matriculants in Mams have high hopes

Excited learners and teachers of Modiri Technical School in Mamelodi West. The school saw a pass rate of 84 percent compared to last year results of 39 percent.

Although Ribane Laka High School in Mamelodi East could not produce a 100 percent pass rate like in previous years, it still produced a student who came out top in business studies in the whole of Gauteng.

Junior Tshifhiwa Shonisani (18) passed matric with five distinctions – and got a whopping 97 percent in business studies and 98 percent for accounting.

Shonisani, of Mamelodi West section B3, also passed maths, economics, Tshivenda, life orientation and English.

Ribane Laka High School achieved a 99, 01 percent pass rate beating most of the schools in Mamelodi in 2017 matric results.

Somafco in Mamelodi East came second with 91 percent followed by Stanza Bopape Secondary school which obtained 90 percent.

Modiri Technical High School, which has previously shown poor results, surprised with an 84 percent pass rate – compared to the 39 percent in 2016.

Principal Nkanyana Shabangu was happy with the results and said the school would work hard to keep scoring high for many generations to come.

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He said the school could not have made it, were it not for two teachers deployed to the school for maths and science.

“They really played a big role in producing such good results for the school and not forgetting other teachers who also did their part,” said Shabangu.

He pleaded with parents to take part in their children’s studies because “that is where the school really struggled because of lack of support from the parents”.

Deputy principal of Ribane Laka High School Mogo Selahle said the school always produced 100 percent pass rate. But two learners did not pass in 2017.

He said the learners will be encouraged to write the supplementary examinations in February and March to achieve the 100 percent pass rate.

Selahle said intervention classes helped a lot once again in achieving such good results for the school.

He thanked everyone who played a role in achieving the good results, from the teachers, parents and learners who always welcomed the extra classes in the morning and afternoons and as well as the weekend.

Stanza Bopape Secondary School principal Bethuel Malepe said he was happy with the results, although there was a slight drop from 91 to 90 percent.

His main goal for 2018 is for the school to achieve a 100 percent pass rate.

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Stephen Selaluke
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