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MBABANE – Exceptional!

This best describes the performance by Enjabulweni Independent Examinations Board (IEB) learners who out did themselves, scooping a 100 per cent pass rate. Being true victims of COVID-19, the Grade XII pupils and teachers showed tremendous resilience by continuing to advance their academics. Head of Enjabulweni Mathew Kamota said they had improved the Bachelor’s Degree pass rate from 83 per cent in 2020 to 90 per cent for last year’s cohort. Kamota stated that since Grade XI, pupils had disrupted learning due to the COVID-19 waves and in 2021, there was the added pressure caused by the unrest and school closures. Through all of this, he said their learners and teachers showed tremendous resilience by continuing to advance their academics.

Results

“This group had true grit and the results are proof that online teaching and learning is working at Enjabulweni. The use of technology has been an amazing part of what we stood for as a school and will continue to be a major part of our education,” said Kamota. He added that four learners achieved Diploma passes and one obtained a Higher Certificate pass. This, he said, was a splendid performance for not only the school but Eswatini as a whole. Kamota stated that outstanding gains had been made in the teaching of Mathematics at the school with 10 out of the 22 Maths learners getting distinctions, marks from 80 per cent to 94 per cent, with the rest being learners with marks above 50 per cent. He said the Advanced Programme Mathematics had four distinctions out of nine learners.

Thanked

Kamota thanked parents for trusting them as they navigated through online learning and all its intricate demands, which at times seemed unnecessary but ultimately enabled them to give learners the tools they needed to excel in their examinations.
Furthermore, he thanked the teachers for the late nights that they endured preparing for the online lessons, the teaching, re-teaching, remedial lessons and the marking of work. “All the dedication of this amazing team of professionals has paid off with increases in quality passes across the majority of the subjects,” said the schools head. He sent gratitude towards the Board of Governors of the school who served for no remuneration and always demonstrated their love for the school, children, parents and other members of the Enjabulweni community. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the IEB Board Anne Oberholzer said the class of 2021 had to dig deep mentally and emotionally to find the strength to face the tremendous challenges of a radically changed teaching and learning environment of the last two years. “As with an iceberg, the achievement we see in the class of 2021, hides the depth of the struggle and effort that underpins this success. These Grade XII learners were the true victims of COVID-19,” Oberholzer said.

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