North West School for the Deaf Celebrates Historic Pass Rate, MEC Motsumi Encourages Continued Growth

The North West School for the Deaf (NWSD) has made history with its 2023 year-end Grade 12 results, achieving a remarkable 66% pass rate after years of facing significant challenges.

This achievement marks a significant turning point for the school and a testament to the dedication of its educators, learners, and partners.

MEC for Education in the North West, Viola Motsumi, expressed her delight with the 2023 Grade 12 performance.

“I am incredibly proud of the North West School for the Deaf and its entire community for this groundbreaking accomplishment.

β€œThis 66% pass rate is a beacon of hope, not only for the school and its learners, but for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community across the province. It demonstrates the power of collaboration, innovation, and unwavering commitment to excellence,β€œ Motsumi expressed.

MEC Motsumi highlighted the crucial role of partnerships in this success, commending the collaboration with the Department of Arts, Culture, Sports and Recreation in providing sign language interpreters for Grade 12 learners.

She [Motsumi] emphasized the importance of continued support and noted that while these learners passed on school endorsement, pursuing further education or vocational training can help them reach their full potential.

“I encourage these brilliant young minds to explore the rich opportunities available in the higher education sector, including vocational studies. These pathways can equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to contribute meaningfully to society and achieve their individual aspirations,” MEC Motsumi added.

The NWSD’s success story serves as an inspiration for other schools and institutions serving deaf and hard-of-hearing learners. It demonstrates the transformative power of inclusive education and targeted interventions in ensuring equal access to quality education and unlocking the potential of every learner.

For more information please contact:
Mphata Molokwane
Departmental Spokesperson
Cell: 082 979 3638
Elias Malindi
Acting Head of Communication
Cell: 072 892 8399

Author: tkhechane