PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
MoMasedi
 
Comments: 52
Article views: 1475
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all MoMasedi's badges.
 

Limpopo is the Pride of the Country

08 January 2013, 15:49

The year 2012 will go down in history as the most difficult and painful year for the province of Limpopo - in one fell swoop the once mightily respected giant was reduced to a but of malicious jokes and gossip.

Five of the province's key Departments, including Treasury, were placed under administration. As if this was not enough punishment, the cornered province was hit by a text-book scandal. Text books had not been delivered to learners. Text books were found in river banks, street corners and abandoned warehouses.

Looking at this tragedy playing itself out in Limpopo, prophets of doom and gloom prophesied armagedon for the province. No wonder the majority of the citizens of the province wanted President Jacob Zuma to take over the entire provincial administration before its complete collapse.

It was therefore with trepidation that the people of the province sat down before their TV and Radio sets to hear Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, announce the 2012 National Senior Certifcate  Exam results. All that the people of Limpopo looked forward to, was doom and gloom as ordained by our esteemed false oracles.

Little did the people of the province know they would be the toast of the ceremony and the country to boot - Limpopo had improved its pass rate  from 63,9% in 2011 to this year's 66,9%. As if this feat was not enough, out of 28 top learners in the country in the Grade 12 Class of 2012 were from Limpopo.

The 18-year-old girl child, Komane Ngoanapedi Mmadikgetho of Glen Cowie Girls High School in the Sekhukhune district of Limpopo, emerged as the best learner by far in the country and province by scoring 100% in Mathematics, Physical Science and Accounting. She received distinctions in Sepedi, English, Life Orientation and Life Science.

A mean feat for a girl child from the forsaken Limpopo.

No wonder the Department of Basic Education commended the province for its improved performance - against all challenges the learners of Limpopo have shown un-imaginable resilience.

Proferssor Mary Metcalfe had this to say: "Limpopo, a poorly resourced province, has despite several troughs, gradually improved its performance from 32 percent in 1997 to 67 percent in 2012 - an increase of 35 percent over 17 years."

Limpopo has truly turned the corner in improving its annual Grade 12 results. As Premier Cassel Mathale said during the ceremony to announce the provincial results, the province's target for 2013 is 75 percent.

MEC for Education in Limpopo,  Namane Dickson, and his Team have what it takes and more to restore the province's days of excellence in education.

Twitter@molebi  Facebook: Molebatsi Masedi

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
52 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Peter Hollander
The best joke of this year...

The ANC can not anymore correct itself from their current destructive ways. What does the sayying says: it's got to get even much worse before it can get better. Read more...

0 comments 953 views
Submitted by
ohomen171
8 life lessons I've learnt the pa...

By the grace of God and the help of a long-list of kind and wonderful people, I have made it to 69 years. I outlived my dear father by nine years. So what wisdom do I have to share with you? Read more...

0 comments 457 views
Submitted by
Brayton September
Our future is in our hands

It's common for people to point the finger at their president or government when the sky begins to fall. That is why many people believe, the problems in South Africa can be solved by simply electing the right president. Read more...

0 comments 121 views
Submitted by
Siego Plumbing Corner
ANC Decides

There is no amount of money that should erase the memories of oppression, the drive of ANC and other black consciousness movements leaders, better life for all.  Read more...

0 comments 262 views
Submitted by
ohomen171
My "Chinese Mafia"

Every now and then I go down to San Mateo and visit with a group of people with my nickname of: The Chinese Mafia. Read more...

0 comments 249 views
Submitted by
Stream of Gold
War

A train ride to the border, PW is paying. A Buffel ride to a base far away. This is home now. Read more...

0 comments 203 views
 

services

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2017 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.