DA to assess why Simunye Secondary School obtained a 48% matric pass rate

Issued by DA Media –
27 Jan 2023 in Press Statements

On Monday, 30 January 2023, the Democratic Alliance (DA) Gauteng Shadow MEC for Education, Khume Ramulifho MPL, will conduct an oversight inspection at Simunye Secondary School in Bekkersdal, Westonaria to assess interventions needed to improve the matric pass rate.

Simunye Secondary School is the worst-performing school in the province and has obtained a 48% pass rate for the 2022 matric results.

The DA will engage with the school management and the School Governing Body (SGB) to ascertain the challenges faced by the school that are impacting the school’s performance. We will also assess the state of learning and teaching as well as the infrastructure.

We want to establish how the school can be assisted to ensure that it has all the much-needed resources to improve learners’ performance.

The details of the oversight inspection are as follows:

Date30 January 2023

Venue: Simunye Secondary School

Address3373 Godlo Street, Bekkersdal, Westonaria 1779.

Time09:00-10:00 am


Members of the media are invited and there will be an opportunity for interviews and photographs.