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City learner is country’s top SACAI-accredited achiever


A Kimberley learner who attended UCT Online High School was the top matriculant nationally for South African Comprehensive Assessment Institute-accredited schools.

Kimberley learner Tanya du Toit. Picture: UCT Online High School

KIMBERLEY learner Tanya du Toit, who attended University of Cape Town (UCT) Online High School, was the top matriculant nationally for SACAI-accredited schools.

After the release of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) results last week, the University of Cape Town (UCT) Online High School has announced its top student.

The online school was established on June 21, 2021, becoming the first university on the African continent to extend its expertise and impact to the secondary schooling market.

UCT Online High School is a South African Comprehensive Assessment Institute (SACAI) institution.

SACAI is a non-profit private assessment body that assesses the qualifications of the NSC and General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training (GETC: ABET) for a diverse group of candidates.

Tanya du Toit was UCT Online High School’s top learner and the top SAICA learner nationwide, receiving six distinctions.

She received a grade average of 89.5%.

Her father, Francois du Toit, a former teacher, was extremely proud of his daughter’s achievements and said she only changed to online schooling mid-year in Grade 10 and changed to UCT Online High School in Grade 11. She also changed from being taught in Afrikaans to English.

“UCT Online High School was just so professional from the beginning, holding everything I could hope for. Over the past two years, I had peace of mind knowing she was safe in their capable hands,” said Francois.

“It was a privilege to have been with UCT Online High School and I will recommend them any day to any student considering online schooling. UCT Online High School took online schooling to a new and unique level, which I believe will only be found with them.”

Tanya said she was extremely happy with her results, which “surpassed her expectations”.

“I never envisioned becoming the top achiever for SACAI. For the most part, I am filled with an overwhelming amount of gratitude. I am so thankful for the constant encouragement from my parents throughout the year and from my chief invigilator during the exam season,” said Tanya.

“I appreciate UCT Online High School for being so supportive and for maintaining a level of interaction between the teachers and us students. Whenever I got a positive comment from a teacher or grader, it put a huge smile on my face and motivated me to keep pushing. Thank you all for being the pillars of my achievement.”

Tanya will be spending 2024 completing a study course as a part of her gap year and will be exploring more of her interests and hobbies.

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