Job Well Done Award: Asil Motala (SA’s Top Matric for 2013)
Last week the 2013 Matric results were announced. The exams were written by 562,112 full-time and 92,611 part-time candidates and a pass rate of 78.2 percent was achieved (the highest pass rate in the last 20 years in South Africa). 171,755 of the pupils got a bachelor pass (a qualification that allows them to study at university).
551 schools achieved a 100% pass rate and 49.9% of all schools achieved a rate of 80% to 100% in 2013. The Free State province achieved the highest pass-rate of 87.4%. The North West province had the second-highest matric pass rate, followed by Gauteng, the Western Cape, Mpumalanga, Kwazulu-Natal, the Northern Cape, Limpopo and the Eastern Cape. South Africa’s top matric pupils were honored by the Minister of Education, Angie Motshekga at the SABC studios in Auckland Park, Johannesburg last week.
Asil Motala (a pupil from Westville Boys High in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal) was named as South Africa’s top Matric pupil. He achieved an average of 97% and had 8 distinctions. He has been selected as the next recipient of the Job Mail’s Job Well Done Award. Asil is a true inspiration to all South Africans. Check out the ENCA interview with him below.
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