IOL - COMPANIES / 22 JANUARY 2019 - 13:00 / SUPPLIED - STAFF REPORTER
DURBAN – Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) continues to positively impact the nation’s education sector through various Socio-Economic Development (SED) initiatives.
These initiatives have made a significant difference in the performance and infrastructure of underperforming schools in the Eastern Cape and Gauteng provinces.
Walmer High School matric learners. Photo: Supplied
Beneficiary schools of Airports Company South Africa’s educational support programmes achieved above 60 percent average for all matric learners this year.
In Gauteng, Acsa enabled its beneficiary schools to achieve impressive performance results in 2018.
Tsakane Extension 8 High School increased matric pass rate from 50 percent to 69 percent, whereas, KwaDukathole High School’s pass rate improved from 42 percent to 96 percent in 2018.
Walmer High School and Umtiza High School were the first beneficiaries of Acsa’s Learners and Teachers Development programme, which was launched in April 2017 in Port Elizabeth and East London, respectively.
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