EASTERN CAPE - The Eastern Cape's Finance MEC, Oscar Mabuyane, pledged on Thursday to provide infrastructure for Sitoza High School in Ngcobo to motivate learners and teachers after matriculants achieved an 82% pass rate in 2018.
Sitoza's matric pass rate was 38% in 2017.
In 2014, Sitoza was converted to a high school as part of the rationalisation of schools programme by the Eastern Cape's education department. It currently has over 900 learners but classrooms are needed, as is additional fencing, and toilets need repairing.
Mabuyane visited Sitoza as part of a back to school campaign by members of the Eastern Cape cabinet.
"We look at the challenges that the school is facing, what the plans are and what can be done short and long-term," said Mabuyane.