Cape Town – The Western Cape matric pass rate declined from 84.4% to 81.5%, but Masibambisane High School in crime-ridden Delft South bucked this trend by improving their 2018 pass rate by an impressive 31.1%.
Hence Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer paid them a special visit on Friday morning after they recorded a 79.1 pass rate.
There was reason aplenty for the exuberance of pupils, parents and teachers, with Schäfer retweeting @DavidJohnMillar's post that the "school principal of Masibambisane HS shouted 'a bachelors pass' 44 times today. Double the amount of bachelors passes when compared to 2017".
"It is easy in a community like this to say we can’t do this, we are not able to do this, we are not clever enough," said Schäfer, News24 reported.