The Free State Province produced outstanding 2021 National Senior Certificate results, retaining first place nationally for the third consecutive year with a matric pass rate of 85.7 %.

Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation has partnered with the Free State department of Education (FSDoE) since 2013 through KST, its partnership with Kagiso Trust that leverages the best practices of each organisation’s Whole School Development Programme to develop school leadership, infrastructure and provide curriculum and social welfare support. KST was an integral part of the partnership that improved the quality of education in the district. It transformed 428 schools in the Fezile Dabi and Motheo districts and contributed significantly to the districts ranking among the top three nationally.

The FSDoE held its annual Well-Done Function on 21 January 2022 to celebrate the results. This was followed by the Motheo district’s Well-Done function to celebrate its pass rate of 87.9%.

Both events celebrated top learners, educators, school principals, circuit managers and staff in acknowledgement of their roles in the achievements of the results.