PROTEC’s Class of 2022 celebrates great matric results

In PROTEC’s 40th anniversary year, the PROTEC branches’ Class of 2022 did us proud with a 100% matric pass rate, an 83% bachelor pass rate, and 293 distinctions in total, averaging 1.4 distinctions per student. PROTEC’s eight branches – seven in KwaZulu-Natal and one in Mpumalanga – accommodated 203 matriculants from disadvantaged schools in 2022, and delivered the programme in a hybrid model incorporating tablets, virtual learning, and in-person sessions, all of which contributed significantly to the learners’ success.

Top PROTEC learner for 2022, Matimba Manganyi, and mother, Dolly Manganyi

CEO Balan Moodley notes, “Our students, facilitators, and branch staff put in the hours, under often very trying conditions, and came through victorious. We’re very proud of them.” He also thanked the partners who support PROTEC, “and consistently demonstrate their confidence in our ability to deliver excellent results.”

PROTEC’s five projects also showed overall improvements on last year’s results, with some striking achievements. PROTEC Altron Soweto is the Best Overall Performing PROTEC Programme of 2022 as the only PROTEC branch or project to achieve a pass rate and bachelor pass rate of 100%. The 27 students achieved a total of 45 distinctions, with three learners achieving five distinctions each.
Balan adds, “The innumerable challenges facing these youngsters in disadvantaged communities and schools make their achievements that much more inspiring. PROTEC’s average bachelor pass rate for branches and projects excluding Telkom, which has a different curriculum to PROTEC’s, of 84% against the national average of 38% is an encouraging reflection of our commitment to deliver the best support, material, mentoring, and training of all learners in our programme.” Careers Portal published our press release, which can be found here.

Joint Top PROTEC English Learner Kegomoditswe Mokwele from Reitumetse Secondary School

Ntsako Maluleka from Reitumetse Secondary School achieved seven distinctions

Matimba Manganyi with his science teacher, Abram Musi

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