A seasoned teacher of a school in Ga Maja is said to lay down his chalk and duster after nearly two decades in the classroom. Parents, colleagues and learners at Feke primary school will say farewell to Moraswi Keebine this end of February.
Moraswi taught natural science and technology to the Grade 6 learners. He also led various extracurricular activities, such as soccer and athletics.
He matriculated in 1978 and went on to study education at a college and in 1984, he started his career as a qualified teacher at his current school.
He further obtained his degree in education at university of Johannesburg and obtained a further qualification in advanced education at the University Of South Africa (UNISA)
Moraswi said it was not always all work and no play through.
“I have always been game for anything, even though I am not today’s child anymore. I learned so much from the children, parents and teachers. I even learned from some of the children sitting in front of me today,” said Moraswi.
He said that even though he finally has time to enjoy his hobbies as he is about to tender his resignation such as reading, playing football and building puzzle, he would miss the children’s cheerful faces.
“If there is one thing I will always remember is what my father said: ‘no one worked themselves dead’,” Moraswi quoted his father.
His advice to parents is to be more involved with their children.
“Learners they go through a lot with a lot of pressure. Parents should not underestimate their role in being involved,” he advised.