Luveve High hailed for 50 years of schooling excellence
It is with a sense of gratitude, honour and privilege to have been invited to officiate on this momentous and grand occasion to mark the 50th Anniversary on the theme: 50 Years Sisemfundweni – The Luveve We Want. Indeed, it is a rare moment where we are gathered here to celebrate a golden jubilee of educating the nation and rewarding excellent performance for class of 2016. Indeed it gives one a sense of pride to associate with an institution that has churned out renowned academics, sports personalities and cultural performers. To The Parents: To the parents who are gathered here and have children attending this prestigious institution that is celebrating a pedigree of consistent and unwavering educational service to the nation, I appreciate we value the importance of a child as a blessing and greatest gift of them all. On the same note, ladies and gentlemen, I appreciate that we realise the challenge of taking care and nurturing of a child on the backdrop of economic challenges. In spite of the numerous challenges that may bedevil our effort let us stand resilient to ensure the best possible learning experience for our children to inspire them to realise their dreams through an unwavering support of the school programmes to complement governments effort.
Today’s society is founded on the fundamental principle of education as witnessed by the huge amounts invested by several stakeholders, within and abroad, you being one, in the education of our children. Educating children may ostensibly seem costly, but so does ignorance as an uneducated child will later find themselves a misfit in this diverse and fast developing technological society. This resonates with the words of George Iles who observes that whosoever neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future. Hence, this calls upon the parents to take an initiative to reawaken their children to a meaningful future through affording them access to quality education which should not be treated as a privilege for the few but an elementary right for every child. Therefore, may I implore all parents here present to play their part in the quest for long lasting education by ensuring consistent support which will see the transformation of the school that it resonates with the current trends in science, technology and ICT, not to undermine the cultural and social paradigms.
Specifically, parents are requested to honour their obligation by paying fees and levies on time because non-payment of fees compromises the quality of education and stalls all developmental projects in the school. Today, we are gathered to tell a story of 50