MEC adopted school circuit shines at awards
23 Feb 2011
The MEC for Economic Development Environment and Tourism, Mr NM Mokoena awarded 23 schools of the Arthurseat circuit, Bohlabela region for their school performance in 2010. This was done during the MEC‘s Excellence Awards Ceremony, held on 28 February 2011 at Nazarene Mission Church (Bushbuckridge).
He acknowledged the learners who have excelled in the 2010 matric examination, schools that have improved and deserving educators. The MEC also motivated and encouraged learners who did not do well in the past year.
The best school in the circuit: Lekete with 61.9 percent matric pass rate in 2010.
The best learner in the circuit: Khoza J from Puledi School passed with 75 percent.
Commenting on the learner’s results MEC Mokoena said, “Looking back and perusing the results of the past two years, I can proudly say the circuit was able to achieve an improvement of at least 8.1 percent. The improvement is however not sufficient - we need to improve more in the current academic year.”
Ms G Themba during her motivational speech encouraged students to enter into careers of engineering, “I encourage all of you especially women to further their studies in the engineering field. Become engineers, scientists, chattered accountants.
The MEC supported her by saying “Our young democracy is in dire need of scarce skills such as civil engineers, chattered accountants, economists, educators specialising in science and maths, aviation officers, tooling manufactures amongst others. We therefore need to nurture the areas of our economy, which serve as a backbone for its sustainability and constant socio-economic growth.”
As the ceremony drew to a close the MEC left the attendants with a few words of encouragement, “Working together as parents, educators, learners and the community at large, we can do more to better the performance of our matriculants.”
Source: Mpumalanga Economic Development Environment and Tourism
Issued by: Mpumalanga Economic Development, Environment and Tourism
23 Feb 2011
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