The matric class of 2020 obtained a pass mark of 76.2% amid the difficult year they faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to suspension of contact classes for almost three months. Even though this cohort faced so many uncertainties, it still managed to thrive. The KwaZulu-Natal Province came in position four in matric pass across all provinces. The Umlazi District, in particular, obtained position two in the province with an overall pass rate of 80.9%.
Menzi High School remains the shining star of the district with a 100% pass rate consecutively for nine years. MUT Marketing and Communications team celebrated this outstanding achievement with local schools and the leadership of schools and the district (District Director, District Manager, Principals and leaners). Learners themselves admitted that it was not an easy year but thanked their teachers who motivated them and made them look at the bright side of life beyond the pandemic.
“Team work, dedication and support by parents and the Department of Education made it all possible. As a school we also wish to thank Mangosuthu University of Technology which has consistently supported us even during hard lockdown. We wish all our learners all the best in their future careers and plead with them to plough back in the school when they have made it in life. The secrets to the 100% pass rate at Menzi High School lies in turning double periods into two hours and extra classes on weekends. We had to move some lessons from four to five hours a week,” said Ntombela.