CT school celebrates rise in matric pass rate

New Eisleben High School has not only seen an increase in its matric pass rate, but the number of matriculants has increased as well.

New Eisleben High School collapses after receiving her matric results on 5 January 2016. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The majority of matriculants at a school in Crossroads have reason to celebrate after receiving their results.

New Eisleben High School has seen a dramatic increase in the matric pass rate from 47% last year to 67%.

The Western Cape scored a pass rate of over 85%, making it the second best performing province in the country after the Free State and ahead of Gauteng in third place.

Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer visited the school on Thursday because of the high improvement rate and the increase in the number of matriculants at the school.

New Eisleben High School has not only seen an increase in its matric pass rate, but the number of matriculants has increased as well.

In 2014 there were 136 matriculants and this year there were 216.

Two girls collapsed to the ground when they saw they'd passed, while others couldn't stop crying.

The school's principal Lindile Kamana congratulated the matriculants for persevering despite facing socio-economic challenges such as gangsterism and poverty.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)