On Thursday, these heroes were among the top achievers honoured by the MEC for Education, Debbie Schäfer, at a ceremony at Leeuwenhof, the official residence of Premier Helen Zille.
Schäfer celebrated the improvement last year’s Grade 12 class achieved in the National Senior Certificate maths and physical science exams.
The class of 2018 scored an 81.5% pass rate, compared with 82.8% in 2017. In maths, the province achieved the highest pass rate, increasing from 73.9% in 2017 to 76%.
The physical science pass rate is also up from 72% in 2017 to 79.5% in 2018.