Re­tir­ing prin­ci­pal thank­ful for sup­port in his ten­ure

Swazi Observer - - NATIONAL NEWS -

“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.

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