Top ru­ral schools hailed

The New Age (Free State) - - NORTH WEST NEWS - ELFAS TORERAI

A RU­RAL school in the Ramot­shere Moiloa lo­cal mu­nic­i­pal­ity re­ceived a tro­phy after a good per­for­mance in the 2017 ma­tric ex­am­i­na­tions.

The lo­cal mu­nic­i­pal­ity hon­oured Mok­go­jwa Sec­ondary School from Lek­gop­ung vil­lage and Thuto ke Maatla Com­bined, a farm school in the Groot Marico area.

The two were top of the pile in bring­ing about 100% pass marks for pupils who sat for their ma­tric ex­am­i­na­tions last year.

To­gether with the ed­u­ca­tion and sports devel­op­ment depart­ment, the mu­nic­i­pal­ity ar­ranged the awards cer­e­mony to show ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the 2017 class and to chal­lenge the 2018 class to work hard in or­der to see the ma­tric­u­lants im­prov­ing ev­ery year.

The may­oral tro­phy was awarded to Mok­go­jwa Sec­ondary School un­der the lead­er­ship of prin­ci­pal Jo­hannes Mat­lou.

Act­ing mayor, coun­cil­lor Al­fred Nya­mane and coun­cil­lor Thabiso More­bantwa rep­re­sented the coun­cil.

In his re­marks, Nya­mane ap­pre­ci­ated the job that teach­ers were do­ing to­gether with par­ents and the co­op­er­a­tion of pupils.

“I am very proud of you teach­ers for tak­ing good care of our kids, show­ing the right way of life. You have made us proud. We are recog­nised in the prov­ince be­cause of your ded­i­ca­tion and hard work.

“To be num­ber one in the sub-dis­trict re­quires more effort. I would like to en­cour­age teach­ers to en­gage coun­cil­lors and all stake­hold­ers on work­ing to­gether so that next time we will be lead­ing the prov­ince,” he said.

Prin­ci­pal Mat­lou said that he was very im­pressed to see his school cho­sen as the best per­formed school in the dis­trict.

He said that de­spite hav­ing chal­lenges with a lack of per­son­nel, they are try­ing very hard to put the vil­lage on top of the dis­trict map.

A rep­re­sen­ta­tive from the ed­u­ca­tion and sports devel­op­ment depart­ment said: “These are the fruits of

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