Sinenjongo High School’s class of 2022 were over the moon when they received their National Senior Certificates on Friday, 20 January 2023. With a pass rate of 87%, 247 young adults can now go out into the world with a matric qualification, equipped for Universities, Technikons and the job market. Sinenjongo continues to excel, beating the national pass rate of 80%.
In her national address on 19 January, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, commended matriculants for their resilience. She announced that the national class of 2022 has obtained the highest number of bachelor passes attained in the entire history of the National Senior Certificate examinations. This means that more than 38% of the 2022 matric cohort qualified to study further at university.
“Sinenjongo’s results also show and increase in learners achieving bachelors and diploma passes,” says Mrs Nopote, Principal at the school. “143 learners achieved bachelors passes versus 137 last year and 74 achieved diploma passes compared to 57 last year. We are delighted that the quality of our passes have improved and are beyond proud of all the matrics who worked exceptionally hard and gave it their all.”
First in class with an average of 90%, Zintle Majwede, achieved six out of seven distinctions, missing a seventh by one percentage in Computer Applications Technology (CAT).
Zintle’s favourite subjects are Mathematics and Science, for which she achieved 96% and 97% respectively. She has been accepted for medicine at the University of Cape Town and BPharm at the University of the Western Cape and has decided to pursue the latter.
Second in class, Lisakhanya Mlindi, achieved seven distinctions and an average of 87%. She would love to study financial accounting.
The number of learners at Sinenjongo High School have increased quite dramatically over the last five years. With 147 matriculants entering final examinations in 2019, the number has almost doubled to 285 learners in the class of 2022. The school itself has grown to around 1 550 for the 2023 academic year.
Rabie's Corporate Social Investment Project
For the last 16 years, Rabie’s CSI focus has shifted predominantly to education. In 2007 we adopted the Sinenjongo High School as the major beneficiary of our Corporate Social Investment programme.
Rabie formed the Marconi Beam Schools Trust in 2007, which is a registered non-profit organisation. Through the assistance of donors and philanthropists, as well as contributions by Rabie, the Marconi Beam Schools Trust funds the additional teachers at Sinenjongo High School. It is through this Trust that the Maggie Rowley Sinenjongo Assistance Fund is also funded.
Philanthropists and donors are welcome to contribute towards the Marconi Beam Schools Trust and a Section 18A certificate will be issued. For more information, read more here.
Photos: Natasha Lassen