JOHANNESBURG – The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) says the dedication of students and the support they received from their parents made a big difference to what their results look like today.
The board released its results at midnight, indicating a 98.67% pass rate, 0.37% higher than last year’s standings.
It has also congratulated the class of 2016, praising the hard twelve years of schooling.
William Shoki from St Davids Marist Inanda achieved eight distinctions but says it took him a while to get into the matric routine.
Meanwhile, Lynda Clegg, mother to Joshua Clegg, who also achieved eight distinctions, says they stayed up the entire night to celebrate their son’s achievement.
Clegg says it helps to start the support system while they are young.
“So I think that sort of diligence, the thing of coming home from school, settling down, getting your work done, was installed in him from a very young age.”
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(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)
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