LOCAL MATRIC SCHOOLS SHINE DESPITE PASS RATE DECLINE
Eswatini schools offering the South African Matric syllabus have once again outperformed a majority South African centres despite recording a 7.15 per cent decline in pass rate.
The local schools recorded a commendable 79.8 per cent pass rate in the 2018 final examinations, indicating a decline from the previous year’s 86.95 per cent pass rate. Nonetheless, the local schools were recorded amongst the top performing centres in the Matric examinations.
Apparently, a total of 12 local schools were registered under UTech School as the centre for Eswatini.
They are attached to Mkhanyakude District, under KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Province.
The KZN Province recorded an overall pass rate of 76.2 per cent.
This means the local centre performed better than its province. Speaking during a press conference, U-Tech’s Matric Assistance Coordinator Thami Silindza said they had recently added three new schools in the centre as they had only nine last year.
The newly added schools included Tubungu High School, Herolds Academy and New Life Academy. The 12 schools had a total of 639