Lu­veve High hailed for 50 years of school­ing ex­cel­lence

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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

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