Top rural schools hailed
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