Department of Education career dress -up day
The Department of Basic Education held a Career Dress Up day recently where learners who were neatly dressed in different attire such as paediatricians, social workers, sound engineers and quantity surveyors, made insightful and informative presentations about their dream jobs in front of a panel of judges who were all graduates from the University of Fort Hare.
These learners were accompanied by their teachers and parents from different, districts including King Willams Town, Fort Beaufort, Port Elizabeth and Port Alfred.
Event co-ordinator, Ntomboxolo Ntanga said the purpose of the event was to get pupils to dream big and always remember that they were all winners.
“Last week we had a Spelling Bee competition and it left the ones that did not make it to the final in tears. That broke my heart and I don’t want that to happen again,” she said.
Some of the teachers also had some words of encouragement to the young ones for the future, telling them to never give up in life and always strive to reach for the stars.
Ms Dekeza-Tsomo from King William’s Town urged teachers and the community to not give up on their pupils and always stand by them and give guidance and direction.
She also encouraged pupils to research more about different careers so that when they reach Grade 10, they will know which field they want to venture to.
“Once you choose wrong subjects it means you are most likely to follow the wrong career so we are here to give you direction,” she said.
The pupils who participated are going to be competing on a provincial level next week on Tuesday in East London, at the Department of Education.