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Gauteng education MEC Angie Motshekga yesterday visited some of the top schools on the East Rand.
Motshekga visited Sedibeng Primary School, Tembisa High School, Tswelopele Oracle School and Ivory Park High School.
They all achieved a matric pass rate of more than 90percent last year.
Motshekga's congratulatory message to the teachers was: "Keep up the good work. Support the learners and make sure that we work hard enough to get 100percent this year."
To the learners, she said:
"The department will give you all the necessary support. Please study hard and make us proud in 2007."
Ivory Park High School, whose pupils wrote matric for the first time last year, achieved a 99,8percent pass rate. The class of 151 pupils achieved 52 exemptions.
The deputy principal, Godfrey Maduma, said the secret of their success was "hard work and teachers sacrificing their holidays to give extra lessons".
Tembisa High School's principal, Teboho Tsenase, promised that his pupils would strive to achieve a 100percent pass rate.