The ANC Caucus in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature has congratulated the 2020 matric class, “for a remarkable display of resilience in overcoming the adversity of Covid-19.”
“We congratulate MEC Panyaza Lesufi, the HOD Edward Mosuwe and their team at the Department of Education as well as the committed learners, dedicated educators and parents who against all odds went out of their way in salvaging the 2020 academic year and also achieved great success under great adversity presented by the invincible enemy. We also extend our gratitude to the Gauteng Department of Education’s brigades who braved a deadly virus to shield our learners and teachers from contracting the virus and ensuring that Covid protocols are maintained at all our schools,” they said.
They remarked that they are proud of the efforts that were put in by all stakeholders to ensure that education becomes a societal priority.
They applauded the Tshwane South District for achieving the first position for the second time as the best performing district in the country and expressed jubilation at the Gauteng province result, “We welcome the 83.3 % pass rate making Gauteng the second-best province. Not only has the department under great leadership at all levels done well in terms of numbers but they have improved the quality of the results.”
The ANC Caucus in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature stated, “We congratulate all the successful learners and encourage those who were not successful to use the second chance available to them to attain their matric certificates.”
“We are immensely proud that Gauteng West, Gauteng North, Johannesburg North, Ekurhuleni South and Sedibeng districts are part of 10 best performing District nationally. That there are six best performing districts from Gauteng in the top 10 is testament to the work done by all stakeholders in the educational sector.”
In conclusion, the Caucus saluted all stakeholders for ensuring a successful 2020 academic year and wishes, “the class of 2021 success as they embark on the challenging and yet exciting year.”