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Official launch of 2016 Grade 12 Examination Count-down

By: Lerato Thlathla

MEC for Education officially launched 2016 Grade 12 Examination Count-down campaign at Vuwani community hall, under the theme: Munwe muthihi a u tusi mathuthu!  #Grd12Boost. The purpose of the event was to activate a count-down to the 2016 NSC Examinations which was attended by the MEC for Education, principals, District directors, Circuit managers, teachers union, SASGB, Traditional leaders, Vhembe district municipality, Education forum, NYDA and officials.


The MEC officially introduced a system to assist dysfunctional schools in the province which will run til end of exam. Total serial dysfunctional schools are as follows; Vhembe 03, Waterberg 14, Sekhukhune 22, Mopani 10 and Capricorn 19.MEC will lead teams from the districts and the teams will be responsible for the monitoring of dysfunctional schools based on the school’s Academic Performance Improvement Plan (APIP) developed by the schools at the beginning of the 2016 Academic year. The monitoring according to APIP will be on-going basis for 2016 Academic year. Serial dysfunctional Schools are schools which have been underperforming for the past 7 years and have a high enrolment. MEC said, “We expect a lot from class of 2016 especially those districts that have been underperforming. We all have that confidence that you will make us proud. I wish you strength and focus. Get down knowing that the entire province is behind you. Make us all proud MEC concluded”.