by Portia Palesa Lebakeng

Friday, 04 January 2019

Bloemfontein: Free State Education MEC, Tate Makgoe, has thanked teachers across the province for the sterling work they have done in helping put the Free State on the map.

Central University of Technology (Bloemfontein Campus), together with the Department of Education in the Free State, held the Matric Well Done function to honour and give thanks to the top matriculants achievers in the Province.

Despite the horrible gang related incidents experienced in township based schools, schools such as Atlehang Secondary School, Legulong Secondary School and Kagisho Secondary school were able to produce the Best of the Best learners in the Province.

Amongst various awards, the learners were awarded laptops; courtesy of the Central University of Technology. Thabo Mofutsanyane and Motheo were two districts that out-performed other districts in the Province.

Addressing the media, MEC Makgoe said that the dedication from all stakeholders, particularly teachers, must be appreciated. Free State came second only to Gauteng in these year matric results. Free State achieved 87.5 % pass rate while Gauteng managed 87.9 %.

“I would like to thank our teachers for their hard work. Their dedication and commitment is the reason we are one of the best performing provinces in the country,” MEC Makgoe said.

He said it was only a matter of time before Free State reclaims its number one position.