Amajuba District places first in KZN with Matric examination results

Education plays a key role in a person’s life, where dedication helps pave the way to a brighter future.

On January 3, the keynote address delivered by the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, at the release of the 2018 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination results, held at Vodacom Dome, Noordwyk, Midrand, reflects how seriously many South African youth take their education.

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“We should always remember that if we have to further improve the outputs of the schooling system, we will have to continue to improve the fundamental quality of learning and teaching, well before Grade 12. Therefore, the success of any examination, is a reflection of the hard work put in by teachers, learners, parents, and communities of trust, not only during the year of the examination but throughout the twelve years of schooling. Research shows that the early years of learning to read, write, and compute, translate into positive results and outcomes later in the schooling years,” she said during her speech.

She adds approximately 800 800 candidates registered for the November 2018 NSC examinations. Out of this number, about 625 000 were full-time candidates, while 176 000 were part-time candidates.

“Of these candidates, approximately 512 700 full-time candidates, and 117 660 part-time candidates wrote all seven subjects of the 2018 NSC examinations. It is noteworthy that KwaZulu Natal, Gauteng, Limpopo and the Eastern Cape registered the highest numbers of full-time and part-time candidates.”

The top-performing districts in their respective provinces are as follows –

  • First place goes to Fezile Dabi in the Free State, with 92.3%;
  • In the second position, is Tshwane South in Gauteng, with 91.7%;
  • The third spot goes to Metro-North in the Western Cape, with 85.1%;
  • Fourth place goes to Bojanala Platinum in the North West, with 84.4%;
  • Fifth is Namaqua in the Northern Cape, with 83.7%;
  • In the sixth position is Ehlanzeni in Mpumalanga, with 82.3%;
  • Seventh place goes to the Amajuba District, in KwaZulu Natal, with 81.7%;
  • Eighth, is Vhembe East in Limpopo, with 80.1%; and
  • Ninth place is Nelson Mandela in the Eastern Cape, with 76.1%;

Newcastle Mayor Makhosini Nkosi congratulates the Matric Class of 2018 for their outstanding performance. Not only is the Amajuba District in the top 10 for the provinces, but the district has also produced one of the top learners in the country. Bongumenzi Ndlovu, who came third in the category of the Quintal 2 Schools.

Cllr Nkosi congratulates every learner who has written their matric while wishing them luck on their future endeavours

“We are so proud of the Class of 2018. Their years of hard work and dedication has finally paid off, they have been rewarded with such excellent results.”

Cllr Nkosi further congratulates the teachers, parents, relatives, support structures and the whole community of the District whose on-going commitment to education is reflected in these results

“If you did not succeed this time around, remember most success stories begin with failure and lessons learned along the way. Take this time to reflect, regroup and make 2019 your year,” he says.

Well done to the Class of 2018 and the learners from the Amajuba District. You have done us proud.

We at Pixelfish Marketing and The Newcastillian applaud all learners for an outstanding effort! Well done and may your futures be blessed and rewarding.

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One thought on “Amajuba District places first in KZN with Matric examination results

  • 5th Jan 2019 at 9:24 am

    Compliments of the new season I personally pick Zama Secondary School-Osizweni Newcastle that School makes us proud as Newcastillians not taking away anything from other School of which are also doing well,but Zama is always representing us outstandingly. Shine Zama Secondary,Principal and Management and parents and mostly the learners


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