When it comes to academic excellence, the Amajuba District holds boasting rights in holding the top spot in KZN.
The Class of 2018 achieving phenomenal accolades in the past year. Proving that its learners are dedicated in pursuing greatness.
Acknowledging the effort put in by learners and educators in 2018, the Amajuba District Municipality held its annual Amajuba District Excellence Awards ceremony. An event which looks at the top achieving learners and best performing schools in the district.
Taking place at Richview Civic Hall on January 24, the event saw dignitaries such as Acting director of the Department of Education, Mr SDR Kubheka, Amajuba District Mayor Musa Ngubane, Dr Sibongiseni Ndlovu, the MEC for Health in attendance.
The 2018 academic year holds remarkable significance, as the Amajuba District placed first in KZN.
The top 10 best performing schools in the Amajuba District are:
- DNC Combined School – 100% pass rate
- Malambule Secondary School – 100% pass rate
- Ngcaka Combined School – 100% pass rate
- Hope High School – 98.5% pass rate
- Umzilikazi Secondary School – 98.3 pass rate
- Amajuba High School – 98% pass rate
- Ferrum High School – 97.3 pass rate
- Kadwa Secondary School – 96.1% pass rate
- Emalahleni Combined School – 96% pass rate
- Newcastle High School – 95.6 pass rate
Top three schools with the most Bachelor passes –
- Zama High School with 136 Bachelor passes
- Ferrum High School with 122 Bachelor passes
- Phendukani High School with 110 Bachelor passes
The best performing learners are:
- Bongumenzi Cedric Ndlovu of Zama Secondary school.
- Abdullah Moola of Lincoln Heights Secondary School
- Sanelisiwe Siyamthani Masuku of Siyamukela High School
- Andiswa Silindokuhle Msomi of Siyamukela High School
- Vicky Chen of Ferrum High School
- Thembekihle Siyanda Mashinni of Hlalanathi High School
- Charles Francois Weyers of Ferrum High School
- Andile Kwanele Thabethe of Dannhauser Secondary School
- Malobongwe Senamile Twala of Ferrum High School
- Thobani Zungu of Mana High School
The best learners in Mathematics, Physics against Diversity, Maths Literacy, Business Studies, Accounting, History, Life Sciences, Geography and Agricultural Sciences were also named.
With the event focusing on the district obtaining stellar marks, a number of speeches were given to acknowledge learners, schools and the importance of education.
Well done to the Class of 2018, you have done our district extremely proud.