The annual Ekandustria Matric Awards ceremony held on Friday 11 February 2022 celebrated the outstanding achievements of the class of 2021. At this event, best performing learners, educators and schools across District 5 of the Gauteng North Region were honored.
Hosted by the Gauteng North Department of Education in partnership with Sasol, the awards ceremony saw the two institutions reap some of the benefits offered by the various learning intervention programmes which aim to enhance learner academic performance in Ekangala and surrounding areas. The Sasol Mobile Science Project, which exposes learners to practical physical sciences and chemistry experiments, has seen the pass rate in physics increase to a pleasing 93%. The Saturday and Vacation School Programme, also known as the Sasol Highflyer Programme, obtained 127 bachelor passes, as well as a pass rate of 94% from all the participant. These are just a few of the academic improvements noted by the district.
“Sasol’s commitment to enhancing education in our communities remains critical in driving economic participation in the areas within which we operate. This has been made evident by the investment that Sasol continues to make in advancing the education agenda through various intervention programmes such as comprehensive early childhood development support, mobile science labs, learner and teacher support programmes as well as tertiary education bursaries amongst other initiatives,” said Thuli Mbuli, Head of Community Affairs at Sasol’s Sasolburg and Ekandustria Operations.
Sasol concluded by sponsoring educational resources such as laptops and tablets, to ensure that the high achievers from this community continue the learning journey having all the relevant tools they need in order to succeed.
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