Education the Opener of Many Doors 12 Feb 2015

There was joy and ululation in the 80th Council sitting and the 1st of 2015, The Executive Mayor, Cllr Mahole Simon Mofokeng congratulated both Directors of the two Sedibeng Education Districts, Ms. Dorah Moloi and Mr. Thetha, for good leadership and outstanding achievements, on the matric examination performance.

The Sedibeng East District remained on top 5 of the national districts obtaining the second position with 90.7% past rate amidst of the challenges of 2014 being the year in which the new curriculum was implemented.

In the 75.8% national matric pass rate, Sedibeng East District maintained its position remaining in the top 5 districts, and second place with a pass rate of 90.7%. The contemporary debate on education in our country has dealt largely with the very young who are failed in our own times, and the youth who have been failed in the past. Sedibeng is proud to have responded to this plight by creating new approaches, for those to take advantage of.

Honours went to top schools Mohlodi Secondary, Rusoord High, Thuto-Lore Secondary and Meyerton High from the East District and Ramusukula Secondary, Bophelong High School, Mohaladitwe Secondary, Lakeside High, Poelano Secondary, Kgutlo Tharo Secondary from the West District.

The Executive Mayor on behalf of the Council, as a token of appreciation presented the following individual learners with notepads to aid with their further studies at the Institutions of higher learning; Lerato Mofokeng, Nomsa Ntombela, Miguel Aires Coetzee from Ratanda in Lesedi local Municipality; and Thato Makhamisa, Mokhadi Moshebi, RK Tosa, Jabulile Ndumo, Pule Radebe from Sedibeng East District; as well as Barnard Gustav, Hendry Edward Blignault, Andronica Thako, Hendry Johan De Wit and Mariska AuCamp from Sedibeng presented Galaxy Notepads to the top learners in the District.

The highlight of the moment amongst others was the two diligent students Hendry Johan De Wit and fellow schoolmate Hendry Edward Blignault, who both attended Hoerskool Transvalia, in Vanderbijlpark, who both contented seven distinctions in 2014. These learners have been accepted to study Medicine at the University of Pretoria (Tukkies) from the current year 2015. Sedibeng Executive Mayor could not stop to echo his words of congratulations to these young men.

In his closing remarks the Executive Mayor said “School encourages discipline. Be it as it may, the violence in schools should be discouraged and condemned in the strongest possible terms. Let those who prevent children from attending schools in name of service delivery act in a civil way and know that education opens many doors.”