ANC Caucus Gauteng Legislature congratulates matric class of 2021
We congratulate the learners, educators, school governing bodies, and parents for their perseverance under difficult circumstances during the 2021 academic year. Their hard-earned success is indeed worth celebrating. The class of 2021 experienced two years (2020/21)of interrupted schooling due to the outbreak of Covid19. The Covid19 rules and regulations resulted in major changes in terms of learning methodology and attendance of classes.
We commend the efforts put by all stakeholders to ensure that education becomes a societal priority. We welcome the 82.8 pass rate making Gauteng the second-best province nationally.
We are proud of the resilience and determination shown by learners and educators which resulted in the increase of Bachelor passes to 55 773 and 47 358 distinctions putting Gauteng amongst the two top-ranked provinces on the quality of passes. We commend the Gauteng Department of Education under the stewardship of MEC Panyaza, HOD Mr. Mosuwe, and the entire team in the department for making sure that the African child has access to good quality education.
We commend the ANC-led Gauteng Provincial Government for fulfilling an electoral mandate and commitment of ensuring access to free quality education through the No- Fee-paying schools. In 2021 a record 132 869 full-time and 42 883 part-time candidates enrolled for matriculation in Gauteng.
We congratulate all the successful learners and encourage those who were not successful to use the second chance available to them. We urge the department to intensify efforts to
improve performance in underperforming schools. We welcome the Secondary School Improvement Program (SSIP) as an innovative intervention to improve performance in our schools.
We are immensely proud by the performance of our districts in Gauteng, we applaud Tshwane South District for achieving position one for the third year in a row as the best performing district. We are proud that Johannesburg West, Ekurhuleni South, and Johannesburg North districts are part of the 10 best performing District nationally.
Caucus salutes all stakeholders for ensuring a successful 2021 academic year. We wish the class of 2022 success as they embark on the challenging and yet exciting year ahead.
Issued by the Office of the Chief Whip, Cde Mzi Khumalo.
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