Ndwedwe Municipality Mayor praises MUT for improved grade 12 results

Sthembile Ndlovu, right, with, left, Ndwedwe Municipality Mayor, Sam Mfeka, and KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC, Mbali Fraser

The University’s efforts at improving the results of the grade 12 learners keep showing in the districts that its Schools Liaison division in the Department of Marketing and Communications visited last year. On 9 February 2024, while being part of the high-level team that gathered iLembe District for the Ndwedwe Local Municipality Awards, to applaud the grade 12 results, the University was singled out as the main reason for the much-improved results in the Ndwedwe Circuit. The circuit got the first position in the district. Sthembile Ndlovu the Schools Liaison officer in the department, said the results of the circuit were as a result of the Open Day engagement they had last year over two days. “We encourage the learners to do their best. Our academics that were part of the meeting, impressed upon the learners the need to do better so they could qualify for university entry,” said Ndlovu.

Most of the schools in the Ndwedwe Circuit achieved 100%; those that did not achieve 100% got 80% and above, as was said by the Mayor, Sam Mfeka. Mfeka thanked MUT for the Open Day which he said uplifted the results in the district so the learners could apply at university of their choice. Mfeka invited MUT to again visit the district for another Open Day. The Open Day informs the leaners about what they need to do to pass well; and how to successfully apply for entry at post matric schools.

The MEC for Education in KwaZulu-Natal, Mbali Fraser, also thanked MUT for contributing in improving the results of the Ndwedwe District. Ndlovu said they would continue working with the Ndwedwe District.