Wednesday, 08 January 2020

Bloemfontein: Free State provincial government led by Premier; Sefora Ntombela and the provincial department of education MEC; Dr Tate Makgoe, released the provincial Grade 12 results and the province’s top schools and learners were acknowledged.

Free State province under the leadership of Premier; Sefora Ntombela, continues to lead the way in education. Since 2012 the Free State has established itself as a powerhouse province in education.

This is also evident in it’s Higher Education strategic programme aimed at ensuring access through its unequalled bursary peogramme. To date, the province has awarded over sixteen thousand bursaries to students across the province.

MEC of Education; Dr Tate Makgoe, leading the celebration dance.

Since 2012 the province has been achieving above the 80% threshold. The Class of 2019 has achieved an unprecedented 88,4 % setting a new national landmark since the dawn of democracy.

The Top 100 learners in the province were awarded with laptops, tablets and full study bursaries to various institutions of higher learning, locally and internationally.

“Team work has been the secret ingredient of our success as a province. We have demonstrated that we are able to complete and surpass far more resourced provinces in the country. Even the quality of our results are indicative of the collective efforts to support our learners. It is of paramount importance to send our biggest appreciation to our SGBs, parents, District coordinators, teachers and all stakeholders who played a role in our success. Most importantly we have to thank Class of 2019 of a job well done.” said MEC for Education, Dr Tate Makgoe.

As a province, we have been able to bridge the gap between township schools and former model C schools and that has been fundamental in elevating the province to greater heights.

Beacon Secondary School; in Qwaqwa (sixth times in a row) obtained 100% pass rate.