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5 Jan 2017
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UJ Metropolitan Academy achieves 100% matric pass rate, again

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The Class of 2016 did itself proud with a total of 142 distinctions, particularly in mathematics, science, economics and accounting.

From left Lebohang Madupe, Adore Nkuna, Petronella Tsherane, Sylvia Moabi, Keabetswe Makobo and Notwane Tlali, pupils at Progress Secondary School in Soweto celebrate after receiving their matric results, 6 January 2015. The school saw an increase of 16% in pass rate with their Matric class this year. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

The University of Johannesburg Metropolitan Academy has continued its legacy of obtaining a 100% matric pass rate with its Class of 2016, the university reported on Thursday.

UJ Metropolitan Academy is a school in Crosby, near Brixton in Johannesburg, which caters for selected high school learners from disadvantaged communities who demonstrate potential for success in studies at higher education institutions.

Marietta Westerberg, the principal at the academy, said: “The Class of 2016 did itself proud with a total of 142 distinctions, particularly in mathematics, science, economics and accounting. Ninety five percent of the learners who wrote the National Senior Certificate examinations qualify for Bachelor’s degree studies and 3% obtained National Diploma endorsement.”

Professor Sarah Gravett, executive dean of the faculty of education at the university said the success of the school could be attributed to strong and visionary leadership and committed teachers who cared deeply about the academic and personal wellbeing of the learners.

According to Westerberg, the faculty of education serves as the school’s custodian.