Government and political leaders visited learners and staff at Bela-Bela High School. Photo: Lizzy Bapela
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Bela-Bela High School has been applauded all-round after matric results improved from 32% in 2015, 72% in 2016 and 84,2% last year.
New headmaster Lucas Nukeri was identified as the main driver of this phenomenal success.
National Assembly lawmaker, Pinky Kekana, local Mayor Jeremiah Ngobeni, Limpopo Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba, and councillors from the DA, EFF and BRA, paid a courtesy visit to the school.
The visit was part of Premier Stanley Mathabatha’s “Back to School” campaign, whereby politicians were urged to touch base with especially schools which performed exceptionally well, those which underperformed and the ones which regressed, in terms of matric results.
Provincial spokesperson Phuti Seloba said the purpose of the campaign was to monitor the re-opening of schools in late January.
The province has achieved a slight 2017 matric results improvement from 62.5% in 2016 to 65.6% in 2017, while the Waterberg has improved from 64.2% in 2016 to 69.5% in 2017.
During the visit at Bela-Bela High School, the leaders deliberated with Nukeri and his staff on the learners’ and teachers’ performance and behaviour, drug abuse and teenage pregnancy, among others.
Bella-Bela High School emerged number one in terms of the most improved results.
18 months ago 01 February 2018