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Outstanding achievements recognised

DSCF1196Mauricio Langa

St Francis College in Mariannhill has received numerous awards from different institutions for its outstanding results for the 2013 academic year recently. The school obtained a 100% pass rate. This sustains the school’s achievement over the years.

The school first received an award from Ethekwini Municipality. The awards event took place at Durban International Convention Centre (ICC). It was organised by Ethekwini Municipality. A few days later, the school received yet another accolade this time around from Wilfrid Cardinal Napier (OFM) in a ceremony organised by the Catholic Schools Board of the Archdiocese of Durban.

Accepting the awards school principal, Mr Jabulani Nzama, said he is thrilled that the collective hard work of learners and educators has been recognised. After all the challenges that the school is faced with, to obtain such outstanding results over the years is a sign of great commitment and dedication of both learners and educators.

Among many other factors, it is these results that are considered by parents when they seek to enrol their children in suitable schools where they will get a good matric pass. This leads to a high number of applications, with the consequence that most classrooms are filled to capacity, thus creating a need for more space or classrooms at the school.

With the 2013 matric class it is also gratifying to note that not only did most learners achieve subject distinctions, they have already obtained places at different tertiary institutions across the country.

Mr Nzama said “We will continue working hard in order to maintain and try to improve further the standard that we have set for ourselves over the years”.

For the 2013 matric class 92 learners set for the examinations, from this number 90 learners attained bachelor passes and 2 obtained diploma passes. Such statistics reflect an outstanding achievement from the class of 2013. This is evidenced by the fact that the number of distinctions attained per subject is 103.

“Out of all the subjects including mathematics Paper 3 they have managed to attain distinctions in every subject”, said Nzama. He added that nine learners obtained each of them 80 plus in aggregate.