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MEC praises most improved WC schools

Lentegeur Secondary School achieved an 84% pass rate despite the daily threat of gang violence.

Two Mfuleni high school matriculants celebrate passing their final exams in Cape Town on 6 January 2016. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.
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CAPE TOWN – The principal of one of the Western Cape's most improved schools says he will continue pushing his learners to rise above their circumstances.

Yesterday, Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer congratulated Lentegeur Secondary School and Mfuleni Secondary School for showing the most improvement in their matric pass rates since 2014.

WATCH: Massive Matric success for Mfuleni High School

Schafer praised Lentegeur Secondary for achieving success despite the daily threat of gang violence.

“It’s really good to see that despite that, people with determination can overcome and still achieve.”

The school's pass rate has increased to 84 percent from 68 percent in 2014.

WATCH: National matric pass rate drops 5,1%

Principal Aboebakar Vrieslaar, who was once a victim of gang violence after he was shot in the leg several years ago, has thanked his matriculants for persevering despite their circumstances.

He says they can only go from strength to strength.

“We have set a benchmark now and our aim is to improve. Our aim is to get 100 percent.”

The Cape's top schools will be announced at an awards evening next week.

WATCH: Matrics celebrate success amid uncertain futures

Click here to visit EWN’s matric portal which includes all the results.

(Edited by Tamsin Wort)

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