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Limpopo 2015 pass rate drops by 7% to 65,9%


Fulufhelani Mashapa from Tshivhase Secondary School in Vhembe District took top honours during the provincial awards ceremony for the 2015 National Senior Certificate results at Protea Hotel Ranch Resort yesterday (Wednesday). Her golden pass contributed to an overall provincial pass rate of 65,9%.
She was followed by Hamadi-she Yakob Mathivha, from Mbilwi Secondary School in the Vhembe District and thirdly, Mapula Gift Sebati from Dendron Secondary School in the Capricorn District.
Of the 101 575 learners who wrote exams, 46 946 obtained their National Senior Certificate with 20 993 candidates achieving Bachelor passes. Vhembe was pronounced the top district followed by Mopani and Capricorn.
During the occasion Education MEC Ishmail Kgetjepe announced the Limpopo results, which dropped from 72.9 % in 2014 to 65.9% in 2015 resulting in a 7% decline in the pass rate. Eight schools managed a 100% pass rate while at Naka Mmakgoma in Sekhukhune district all ten candidates failed.
Premier Stan Mathabatha encouraged those who did not make it, saying failure was not a fatality and that failing to pass was no reason for contemplating suicide. He warned hopeful future students to be aware of bogus institutions of higher learning and verify information in that regard. He was joined by, among others, his Provincial Cabinet, Members of the Legislature and mayors from across Limpopo.

Top 10 learners in the province
• Fulufhelani Mashapha
• Hamandishe Yakob Mathivha
• Mapula Gift Sebati
• Lehlogonolo Maleka
• Thuso Takalani Muhanelwa
• Dimpho Phalane
• Phindulo Mphaphuli
• Ntsakisi Khutazani
• Andrea Devenish
• Ramakgwale Lentsoana
Top 20 schools in Limpopo
• Thengwe High School (Vhembe District)
• Mbilwi High School (Vhembe District)
• Tshivhase High School (Vhembe District)
• Modubatse Secondary School (Mopani District)
• Thohoyandou Secondary School (Vhembe District)
• EPPMhinga Secondary School (Vhembe District)
• Hoërskool Pietersburg (Capricorn District)
• Patrick Ramaano Secondary School (Vhembe District)
• Capricorn High School (Capricorn District)
• Dendron Secondary School (Capricorn District)
• Hoërskool Ben Vorster (Mopani District)
• Jim Chavani High School (Vhembe District)
• Kgakoa Secondary School (Capricorn District)
• Merensky High School (Mopani District)
• Lwamondo High School (Vhembe District)
• Louis Trichardt Secondary School (Vhembe District)
• Risinga High School (Mopani District)
• Derek Kobe Secondary School (Capricorn District)
• Hoërskool Ben Viljoen (Sekhukhune District)
• Hoërskool Noorderland (Capricorn District)
Schools achieving a 100% pass rate
• Ramogabudi Secondary School (Waterberg District)
• Pietersburg Hoërskool (Capricorn District)
• JH Moloto Secondary School (Capricorn District)
• Hoërskool Eric Louw (Vhembe District)
• Sethwethwa Seocondary School (Capricorn District)
• John Mutheiwana Secondary School (Vhembe District)
• Moreko High School (Sekhukhune District)
• Refilwe Secondary School (Sekhukhune District)
Top subject achievers Polokwane schools
• Chane Prinsloo (Hoërskool Pietersburg)
highest marks Afrikaans
• Jacquilyn van Aarde (Hoërskool Pietersburg)
highest marks Mathematical Literacy
• Maricelle Weideman (Hoërskool Pietersburg)
highest marks Economics.
Performance per district
• Waterberg (pass rate 58,1% – drops by 12,4%)
• Sekhukhune (pass rate 55,0% – drops by 8,9%)
• Capricorn (pass rate 66,7% – drops by 4,8%)
• Mopani (pass rate 68,9% – drops by 5,4%)
• Vhembe (pass rate 74,7% – drops by 6,5%)
Top learners in special schools
• Ntshuxeko Liberty Maluleke (Rivoni School for the Blind)
• Selby Vutomi Rihlapfu (Rivoni School for the Blind)
• Mmaphefa Samantha Malebana (Setotolwane School)
Top independent schools
• Northern Academy (Capricorn)
• St Thomas Combined (Sekhukhune)
• Nkwangulatilo Educational Centre (Mopani)
Top achievers independent schools
• Langanani Rakhunwana (New Generation Girls School – Vhembe)
• Tinyiko Makaringe (Khanyisa Secondary School – Mopani)
• Seboye Lepulana (St George College – Mopani)

Photo: Fulufhelani Mashapa from Tshivase Secondary school in Vhembe was named the province’s top achiever in the Class of 2015 during the provincial awards ceremony held to honour National Senior Certificate recipients yesterday (Wednesday).

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