Preggies high bounces back
Glory after setback for 'pregnancy school'
A MPUMALANGA school that made headlines last year after 70 of its pupils fell pregnant is one of the schools that performed well.
Many thought that this would be a setback for Malatse High School in Lefiso village but they were wrong.
The school has moved from last year's 24 percent pass rate to 49 percent. The overall provincial performance is 56,8 percent, compared with 2009's 47,9 percent.
One of the pupils Ida Maja said: "No one gave us a chance when news of the pregnancies at our school broke and I was one of pupils who vowed to prove them wrong, and I did."
School principal Chalk Moepi said he was pleased with his pupils and said they would work hard to beat the current pass rate.
Education MEC Reginah Mhaule said from the 51,695 pupils who wrote last year, 29,382 passed. This represents an improvement of 8,9 percent.
Sikhwahlane Secondary School in Nkomazi tops the province's schools with a 97 percent pass rate.