Excellence awarded

LEPHALALE — Several Schools in the Lephalale area shined at the Lephalale Local Municipality 2016 Matric awards ceremony which was held at Seleka Community Hall on Wednesday 25 January.
Two schools which stood out were Dimpe Secondary School in Kiti and Seoketseng in Mmaletswai which both produced pass rates of 100%. Despite challenges such as lack of resources and shortage of teachers, the students excelled in their matric examinations.
In his keynote address, Lephalale Local Municipality Mayor, Moloko Jack Maeko said that “We have assembled here to acknowledge and award excellence. But before we even start with awards, we must state it clearly that the achievements recorded by our schools are not what we were expecting but despite this, it is important to recognize the improvement that schools have made.”
“We know we can perform better than the 2016 class, and we call on all our educators, learners, parents, SGB’s and all role players to commit themselves to nothing less than eighty percent (80 %) pass this year 2017” said the Mayor.
Teachers Union, SADTU, appreciated the role played by the municipality in improving the state of education in the area. This year 19 deserving students who performed well were awarded with bursaries from the Mayoral Bursary Fund to further their studies in higher education courses aligned with the development of Lephalale.
The Mayor recommitted the municipality’s willingness to assist in programmes aimed at equipping learners to perform better “I stand here as a servant of our people to recommit our Municipality’s intention to assist all education programmes, including winter and spring enrichment camps. We must rebel against those who turn off the light of hope resulting in broken dreams”.
Various stakeholders such as Eskom-Medupi, Foursight IT Business Solutions, Temo Mine, Old Mutual, Boikarabelo Mine, Nkuthula and Mabule Traders pledged and donated tablets, laptops and bursaries.
In closing the Mayor urged all circuits’ representatives of Lephalale to pay attention to learner transport, infrastructure maintenance and refurbishment, water and dignified sanitation, appointment of teachers for all grades and subjects and the most important priority must be to improve the quality of learning and teaching in the early grades, so as to ensure that learners are equipped with the skills needed to cope with the curriculum requirement of the high grades as well as the delivering of text books on time.

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