Durban – North West is predicted to complete the top four best-performing matrix results list of provinces again, and Dr Regina Mhaule, Deputy Minister of the Department of Basic Education, is optimistic and expects nothing less this year. Mhaule, accompanied by MEC Mmaphefo Matsemela from North West Education, visited the province to track compliance with the protocols of Covid-19 and urge teachers and learners to continue to work hard.
The Free State regained Gauteng’s top spot last year, slipping to second place. With the Western Cape completing the top four, North West took third place. mFor years, this province has been known for producing national leaders. For example, Thandi Modise, National Assembly Speaker, Mathanzima Mweli, Director General of the Department of Basic Education and many more have come from this province. This would serve as an opportunity for current students to have an effect on their studies.
This province is one of the top four performing provinces in the country with the matrix results. We are optimistic that next week, during the release of the performance, they will be on top as normal. We thank the districts for the outstanding work they do in our schools, especially those in rural areas. Dr. Ruth Segomotsi Mompati became the most improved district in the nation in 2019.
For the good work they do in our schools, I want to thank all the teachers. Primary schools are very critical because they provide our learners with a strong base. They teach students to hold a pen, and we will be in trouble if we do not take care of the foundation. “We need to strengthen and strengthen the foundation,” Mhaule said. She visited Broedersput Farm School, Moeti Primary and Huhudi Secondary, with many other schools being visited by the MEC on Wednesday.