The Free State Education Department is pulling out all the stops to reclaim top spot in matric results.
The millennial school of 2018 has surpassed expectations, maintaining their private schools 100% pass rate.
Language barriers are making it hard for San pupils residing at Platfontein in the Northern Cape to achieve great matric results.
The province, which has been the worst performer for seven consecutive years, believes its turnaround strategy will yield positive results.
Young people are being advised on ways of accessing their results as the Independent Examination Board prepares to make them available at midnight and the National Senior Certificate exam on Friday.