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Exceptional results for IkamvaYouth learners

Posted 01 February 2016 in Grantee Partner News   |   Share

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Learners from grantee partner Ikamva Youth, South Africa received outstanding results from the 2015 national matric exam! Despite facing challenges such as lacking access to electricity, water and sanitation, as well as Maths and Physics teachers, Ikamva Youth participants’ hard work paid off.

Ikamva states, “Learners from the class of 2015 are going on to study a range of important fields that will equip them with the skills they need to build South Africa, including medicine, engineering, social work, and Information Technology.

...In addition, they are also committed to paying forward the support they received; and many of them are returning to volunteer as tutors, and uplift more learners as they rise.”

Highlights of Matric 2015

Although 87% of Ikamvanites attend no-fee schools in townships, they managed to succeed against the odds and consistently beat the national average matric results:

  • 80% of Ikamvanites passed the matric exam compared to 71% nationally.
  • 69% of Ikamvanites are eligible for tertiary study (achieving either bachelor or diploma passes) compared to 55% nationally
  • 40% of Ikamvanites qualified to study for a bachelor’s degree at university compared to 26% nationally.

Ikamvanites choose to take more difficult subjects & do better than average

  • While nationally, only 41% of matrics take mathematics and of those only 49% pass; among Ikamvanites 51% take mathematics and 58% pass.
  • While nationally, only 30% of matrics take physical science and of those only 59% pass; among Ikamvanites 39% take Physical Science and 67% pass.

Congratulations to all learners for your achievement!

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