After seven years of primary education, pupils commence their secondary education from Standard 6(grade 8).This continues for five years and to a Standard 10(grade 12) or a matriculation certificate. A matriculation certificate qualifies the pupil for university entrance while a Std 10 cetificate is neccessary for admission to a technikon college of education or the advanced courses of a technical college.  The latter is also a school-leaving certificate which qualifies school leavers for a variety of jobs in both the private and public sector.

Education in a township can be put into ignorance by some of the pupils; for an example, a learner (ofwhich has the potential in performing well) undermines his/her potentiality by leaving the school,joining notoriuos gangsters,involving himself/herself in drugs or taking action in anything that will not last him.

Learners involves themselves in intimate relationship and because of lack of  concentration in class they result in failing, or they start banking classes; getting out of control.  And that can influence some of their friends or siblings.  Peer pressure can be a problem for some others.

Teachers, sometimes forgetting of who they are and the reason why they are employed , would act asmuch as the learners.  There are some teachers who by being irresponsible or imatured enough would propose a learner to be in an intimate relationship with him/her.  In so doing, the learner can lack concentration in class, whileas the teacher can have many absentees.

 although, schools in townships offer other languages,  for an example: Zulu, Sesotho, Tswana, Venda and Tsonga ofwhich some of the town schools do not offer, that can be helpful for some of the learners which might have a bit problem in official languages, and can understand more with their mother tongue.  A learner can have a good relationship with his/her teacher.

School fees is much cheaper than in town schools, and schools are nearer, therefore, parents spend less.