The MEC made special mention of four Gauteng schools, where more than 95% of the pupils who sat the exams received bachelor passes.
The schools were Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool, Hoërskool Garsfontein, Hoërskool Menlopark and Parktown Girls' High School.
There were also several township schools that received a 100% pass rate.
Lesufi named these schools as Diepsloot Secondary School, Rusoord Secondary School, Moditela Secondary School and Prudens Secondary School.
All these schools received a bachelor-pass rate above 60%.
“We have increased the number of schools, including township schools, that have achieved 90% and above pass rates. This year 287 schools achieved above 95%, compared with 250 in 2018. In 2019, 113 schools achieved 100% compared with 108 in 2018.
"I am proud of the township schools that achieved 100%, despite the challenges they face,” said Lesufi.