ANC WC says province's 2023 matric results is nothing to be proud of

The ANC in the Western Cape has welcomed the release of the 2023 matric results, but says the Western Cape’s 81.54% pass rate should not be celebrated. The province is ranked in fifth position, nationally.

ANC’s Provincial Secretary, Neville Delport, blamed overcrowded classrooms and the unplaced learner crisis affecting poor and working class communities.

‘’The Western Cape’s poor matric result… shatter the DA’s Western Cape exceptionalism myth. While the DA pursues the devolution of national powers through its unconstitutional Provincial Powers Bill, it continues to fail dismally to deliver on a constitutionally mandated provincial competence (basic education). This is squarely due to decades-long neglect of schools in poor and working class and rural communities by this DA-led government. These results also expose the failure of the much-lauded so called back on track programme on which the DA spent millions of taxpayers’ money.’’

According to Delport, the Western Cape Government has failed the class of 2023.

‘’Premier Alan Winde and Education MEC, David Maynier have failed to focus on the schools that really need support. They are out of touch and disconnected from the lived realities of our learners and communities. The DA is not fit to govern this province and must be replaced during these elections with a people-centred government.

PHOTO - Facebook: Neville Delport

Despite this, the Western Cape’s Education MEC, David Maynier, congratulated the more than 50 000 candidates who passed matric in the province.

‘’This is an incredible achievement considering the events of 2023, including a devastating minibus taxi strike and an illegal blockade of learner transport in Khayelitsha, two massive floods, and ongoing crippling loadshedding.’’

‘’We are especially pleased that our learners with special needs are being recognised for their incredible achievement, as improving access to quality education for learners with special needs is a key priority for our government,’’ he added.


Done by: Mitchum George


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