MP-elect Lutfo praises Phumelele School
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.
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.
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.
Mavuso pictured with Lacwebetelako after the event.