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Relief for 7 000 NC pupils

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According to the Northern Cape Department of Education, a total of 11 512 full-time candidates were registered for the 2019 NSC examinations.

JUST over 7 000 pupils in the Northern Cape will breathe a sigh of relief today, knowing that their schooling career is finally over after successfully passing their National Senior Certificate examinations.

According to the Northern Cape Department of Education, a total of 11 512 full-time candidates were registered for the 2019 NSC examinations. According to information supplied by the Department of Basic Education yesterday, a total of 7 054 candidates passed – 2 812 achieving a Bachelor’s Degree pass, 2 640 achieving a Diploma pass and 1 602 achieving a Higher Certificate pass.

A total of 867 candidates obtained one or more distinctions.

One pupil, from Baitiredi Technical and Commercial High School in Mothibistad, bagged nine distinctions, while two pupils, one from Northern Cape High School and the other from Diamantveld High School, each obtained eight distinctions.

A total of nine matriculants obtained seven distinctions each – one from Northern Cape High School, two from Kimberley Girls’ High School, two from De Aar High School, one from Duineveld High School, one from Upington High School, one from Martin Oosthuizen and one from Wrenchville High School.

Twenty-one pupils obtained six distinctions, 35 obtained five distinctions, 45 obtained four distinctions, 80 obtained three each, 157 obtained two distinctions and 516 scored one distinction.

Kimberley Girls’ High, Diamantveld High and Northern Cape High once again had the most top achievers.

Girls’ High had two pupils with seven distinctions, six pupils with six distinctions and seven pupils with five distinctions.

Diamantveld High had one pupil with eight distinctions, three with six distinctions, three with five distinctions and nine with four distinctions, while Northern Cape High had one with eight distinctions, one with seven, three pupils with six distinctions and four pupils with five distinctions.

Also at the top of the leader board was Duineveld High, where one pupil obtained seven distinctions, six pupils obtained six distinctions, six obtained five distinctions and three obtained four distinctions.

De Aar High School produced two pupils who achieved seven distinctions each and two with five distinctions each.

Kimberley Boys’ High School in Kimberley also had two pupils with five distinctions.

Baitiredi Technical and Commercial High School in Mothibistad not only produced the pupil with the most distinctions in the Province, namely nine, but also another pupil with six distinctions.

Another rural school, Moshaweng High School, also in Mothibistad, also had a pupil with five distinctions.

Hopetown High School had two pupils with five distinctions each and two with four distinctions, while Namakwaland High School had one pupil with six distinctions, two with five each and two with four distinctions. Kathu High also had two pupils with five distinctions and one with four, while Kalahari High had one with six distinctions, one with five and three with four distinctions.

A pupil at Wrenchville High also held the bar high, producing seven distinctions.

William Pescod had one pupil with five distinctions and Technical High had two pupils with five distinctions and one with four distinctions.