Lesufi warns that principals' heads will roll

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Gauteng Education MEC says heads will roll following a drop in the 2015 matric pass rate.

RANDPARK RIDGE - Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has warned that the headmasters of the worst-performing schools in Gauteng should kiss their jobs goodbye.

Lesufi was briefing the media on Wednesday about the province’s  performance in the grade 12 exams in 2015, pointing out that no district in Gauteng had achieved a pass rate of less than 70 percent.

With Gauteng achieving 84.2 percent, Sedibeng East recorded the highest pass rate in the country.

The national pass rate for 2015 is 70.7percent.

Lesufi said the department is impressed by the results but warned that action will be taken against  schools that performed worst.

“We are proud of the progress our learners have made. They have done very well but I can assure you that action will be taken against worst-performing schools. Four schools performed badly last year and those principals will be removed from their positions,” said Lesufi.

The province held an award ceremony for the top achievers in the province after the MEC’s briefing.