MANAPYANE/LEEUFONTEIN – Limpopo MEC for Education, Ishmael Kgetjepe visited Ngwanakwena and Mahlontebe Secondary schools in Manapyane village and Leeuwfontein outside Marble Hall respectively on Friday 19 January 2018 as part of the department’s 2018 Back to School Campaign and monitoring of the re-opening of schools.
The campaign, led by Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha was aimed at motivating learners to work hard so that they improve on their results for the 2018 academic year.
Speaking to learners at Mahlontebe Secondary School with a 40% matric pass rate for 2017 academic year, Bella Kupa, Ephraim Mogale Local Municipality Mayor, said the local municipality committed to support of the schools within the its jurisdiction to ensure they achieved excellent results.
Kupa encouraged learners to strive to do best and promised them that the local municipality would available itself at any time of need and see to it how they can assist in challenges faced.
The Mayor further encouraged learners, teachers and School Governing Body (SGB) to work together in ensuring the schools achieve desirable results for the 2018 academic year.
Kgepetje said they visited Mahlantebe Secondary to see how they started with the 2018 academic year, because the school had not had better matric results for the 2017 academic year.
The MEC said they needed to see through efforts learners and teachers put in their work, and that it all started with leadership.
“Best results come out of hard work. They are not manufactured. Schools that perform well start with their teachers’ efforts. Do not just obtain a pass but make sure you obtain quantity quality results,” advised Kgetjepe.
Nancy Mononyane, SGB member, called on learners at the school to see to it that they work together with the teachers and achieve good results for the 2018 academic year.
“You heard what the leadership said and we hope you will heed their call and strive towards improving your results this year,” said Mononyane.
The MEC and the Mayor later went to Marble Hall Civic Hall where some of the best performing learners with the local municipality were awarded.