School has challenges
ASHORTAGE of teachers, text books, learner and teacher support material and drug and substance abuse were the challenges faced by Kwa-Komani Comprehensive School this year, principal Victor Pakade said in an interview with The Rep this week.
“Other challenges we managed to deal with, but generally in any school environment there will always be challenges that test your character as a school,” he said.
Pakade said pupils participated in a number of activities this year from sport, arts and culture events to science programs organised by institutions of higher learning.
The school has appointed new heads of department and put in place a new School Governing Body (SGB) which consists of some of the old SGB members.
“I thank my staff for trusting me as their principal for without them nothing can be successful.”
He also thanked the outgoing SGB, the community, the ministers’ fraternal, the education department, other government departments and business people who occasionally donated to the school.
“I wish all my matric pupils the best, may the hard working ones get the best results and those who will not make it I wish them strength to rise and try again. Hopefully our results will be better than last year.”
The school obtained a 63% pass rate last year.