Retiring principal thankful for support in his tenure
“I will cherish the 21 years I spent in this school as I enjoyed all the support from stakeholders, hence I am leaving with my head held high.”
Retiring Makhosini St Anthony’s Primary School Principal Telford Madzela Ndzinisa said he was pleased to have served in the profession for over 37 years with the last 21 years spent in the school memorable to him.
He was addressing a gathering during a farewell function in his honour.
Former Minister of Health Benedict Xaba, who is also former Shiselweni II MP, was the guest speaker.
Ndzinisa said when he arrived in the school 21 years ago, it resembled a zoo, but he successfully turned it around to be a learning institution envied by many.
He said he did not just improve the buildings, but academic perfomance as well.
“It’s been a long journey for me and all that I have managed to achieve while I was here, has been because of the support I got from everyone. I will surely have fond memories and I am happy that I am leaving the profession having made an impact, especially in my last 21 years spent in this school. I was warmly welcomed by the mission authorities as well as the community,” said Ndzinisa.
Ndzinisa said he recalled how things were when he arrived at the school.
He recalled as well how some of the teachers felt and as he had come to do his work, he never had time to entertain those who were not ready to toe the line.
He said as the school was in shambles and even the results were not up to the required standard, he found himself having to tighten the screws and all the teachers who were not familiar with his style of administration left but those who were serious with their work, remained behind.
“It was simple and those who were not ready to shape up, they decided to ship out but the school remained.
We put things into perspective and I never had time for playing marbles as I was aware of the serious work I had to do to turn this school around,” said Ndzinisa.