Rise and Shine KZN #MatricResults2023

Sthembile Maphumulo, left, with KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Education, Mbali Fraser, at Umlazi’s Comtech School late last year

With all eyes tuned to various local TV stations on Thursday evening, KZN rose unexpectedly to become the second highest performing province in the Republic hot on the heels of Free State which took first position. KZN Province’s pass rate was 86.4% and all the 12 KZN districts attained more than an 80% pass rate, with Umkhanyakude attaining 90% and the lowest being uThukela attaining 82.9%. Professor Nokuthula Sibiya, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Innovation, and Engagements in her capacity as acting MUT’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal this month, could not contain her excitement, “Some of those top achievers will soon be MUT students. What is even more exciting about the performance of the KZN class of 2023 is the quality they contributed to the National performance.  Our province accounted for more bachelor passes with the highest number of learners who wrote Mathematics. Well done to the province and the feeder schools to MUT. We cannot wait to welcome those students here at MUT”. The province’s success is indeed a gain for MUT whose registration commences from 22 January until 2 February 2024.