MP-elect Lutfo praises Phumelele School

Observer on Saturday - - News - By Si­mon Sha­bangu

Ndzin­geni Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment (MP)elect,Lut­foDlamini­has­givenPhumelele Pri­vate School thumbs up, not­ing that the in­sti­tu­tion’s Di­rec­tor Sa­belo Mavuso has rep­re­sented Emaswati well in the sec­tor by start­ing a suc­cess­ful busi­ness.

He said as a sign of show­ing sup­port to the school, he would spon­sor one pupil from his com­mu­ni­tytodohis/her­sec­ondary­attheschool.

Dlamini,aformer­min­is­terandPhi­laniMaswati Chair­man, said Mavuso is ev­i­dence that even lo­cals can make it in the Pri­vate schools sec­tor. He said they had doubts when Mavuso in­vested in this sec­tor, which was largely dom­i­nated by for­eign­ers, but he proved them wrong since many had al­ready ruled him out.

“I am proud to stand be­fore you to­day and con­grat­u­late Mavuso for this achieve­ment. I per­son­ally never thought he would make it be­causethissec­tor­was­dom­i­nat­ed­by­for­eign­ers, but he is still stand­ing and do­ing well. I would like to in­vite him to come to Ndzin­geni and start an­other school there be­cause he has proven that he is good at what he does. We will al­lo­cate him ad­e­quate land to build a school and board­ing fa­cil­i­ties to curb the chal­lenge of ac­com­mo­da­tion he is cur­rently fac­ing in Mat­sapha,” Dlamini added.

Dlamini also con­grat­u­lated Mavuso for in­still­ing cul­ture and tra­di­tions among the pupils. He said this would go a long way in pro­duc­ing good fu­ture lead­ers.

He urged other schools to em­u­late what Phumelele was do­ing, re­it­er­at­ing that this will help the coun­try in many ways.

Dlamini urged the pupils to take ed­u­ca­tion se­ri­ously not­ing that they are re­spon­si­ble for their fu­ture.

He urged them to use pos­i­tively the op­por­tu­nity they are pre­sented by their par­ents to get ed­u­ca­tion,de­spitethat­pri­vateschool­sa­re­ex­pen­sive.

Mean­while, Di­rec­tor of Phumelele Schools Sa­belo Mavuso said they were proud to be one of the few pri­vate schools which ob­serve and pro­mote cul­ture.

He said this does not only help build re­spon­si­ble fu­ture cit­i­zens but also as­sist the pupils with first-hand ex­pe­ri­ence and knowl­edge of the Swazi cul­ture which they even­tu­ally sit for dur­ing their ex­am­i­na­tions.

Spe­cial day

He said they have been host­ing cul­ture days for many years, not­ing that even the pupils are now en­joy­ing the spe­cial day and al­ways look for­ward to it dur­ing the course of the year.

“The ex­cite­ment that we see among our pupils is ev­i­dent that they have em­braced this and are en­joy­ing it. More­over, they are gain­ing a lot from this day as they also get to know a lot of cul­tural things that helps them even with their school work, espe­cially the Siswati sub­ject,” Mavuso said in an in­ter­view.

When ad­dress­ing the pupils, Mavuso urged them to work hard and make the school proud, espe­cially in ex­ter­nal ex­am­i­na­tions.

He said the school has built a good pro­file when it comes to pro­duc­ing good re­sults.

“We want to im­prove on that and do even bet­ter this year. You are the ones who will make us proud and can only achieve that if you take your school work se­ri­ously and de­sist from habits that will dis­tract you,” he said.

Among the ac­tiv­i­ties of the day the chil­dren per­formed kubut­seka with the help of reg­i­ments, Sib­haca, Um­miso, In­gadla and Umt­simba. Best per­form­ing pupils were also recog­nised and pre­sented with cer­tifi­cates and spe­cial gifts.

(Pics: Si­mon Sha­bangu)

CREAM OF THE CROP: Best per­form­ing Phumelele High Schools pupils with Guest speaker Lutfo Dlamini, the Ndzin­geni Inkhundla MP-elect and Di­rec­tor Sa­belo Mavuso. This was dur­ing the schools cul­ture day which was com­bined with speech and prize pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony.

MAHLE EMAJAHA:

Mavuso pic­tured with Lacwe­bete­lako af­ter the event.

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