The 2021 matric class improved the Eastern Cape pass rate by more than 4%, resulting in the province moving up to the seventh position.
The BCM achieved the highest pass rate in the Eastern Cape for matric 2021 with 79%.
BCM matric top achievers were honored at the Mandla Makupula Leadership Institute in East London, on 21 January.
Among the students who passed very well was Laai’qah Bedford from Hudson Park High School in Berea, with eight distinctions. Laai’qah achieved 99% in Mathematics, 93% in AP Maths(IEB) and 99% in Physical Sciences.
Another Top Achiever was Lithemba Somta from Ulwazi High School in Mdantsane, who passed with seven distinctions. Lithemba achieved 100% in Mathematics and 99% in Physical Sciences.
Mpendulo Ndzoyiya from Gobinamba Senior Secondary School in Bhaziya Location in Mthatha was one of the students at the National Senior Certificate Awards in Pretoria. He achieved 100% in Mathematics and 93% in Physical Sciences and has seven distinctions.
Eastern Cape MEC for Education Fundile Gade said, “We have to contend with the reality that we need to do things differently this time around. There were serious threats to these examinations as you will get to know that this is the period that the cases of social disorder and social contradictions from a religious orientation presented themselves and took the country by storm with the Nako issue of Bisho High.
We have to take our hats off to our Principals, their SMTs staff and all our SGBs for they have outdone themselves and repositioned the Province.
We need to learn out of this good work, consolidate our gains always, learn from those who have come before us and always look at blind spots.”