Rural school receives donations

2017-06-30 06:00
Photo: suppliedNtikeni Senior Secondary School pupils at the event.

Photo: suppliedNtikeni Senior Secondary School pupils at the event.

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NTSIKENI Senior Secondary School pupils were given bicycles to get to school and back and books at an event attended by Department of Education officials, Correctional Services and SAPS in Ntsikeni village recently.

The school is one of the top performing schools in Harry Gwala District.

A total of 91 English books were donated by businesswoman and writer, Judy Dlamini and 16 bicycles were donated by the Department of Education.

Dlamini encouraged pupils to focus on their books in order to be successful in life. In 2014 the school received a 94% pass rate, but in 2015 this declined to 93.75%. Last year the school achieved a 100% pass rate.

Principal Nkululeko Mpompi said the books will help pupils improve their English, emphasising that the school is working hard to get another 100% pass rate this year.

Teachers who don’t live far from the school assist pupils with extra classes over the weekend, which begin at 6 am to 4 pm.

“The school is producing good results because it has committed staff and teachers. This year we don’t want to have pupils that pass Grade 12 with higher grade, we want bachelor certificates only,” said Mpompi.

He said last year they received 35 Bachelors, 50 diplomas and five higher certificates.

He thanked the Department of Education for donating bicycles and said many pupils travel more than 10 km on foot to get to school.

 

NTSIKENI Senior Secondary School pupils were given bicycles to get to school and back and books at an event attended by Department of Education officials, Correctional Services and SAPS in Ntsikeni village recently.

The school is one of the top performing schools in Harry Gwala District. A total of 91 English books were donated by businesswoman and writer, Judy Dlamini and 16 bicycles were donated by the Department of Education.

Dlamini encouraged pupils to focus on their books in order to be successful in life.

In 2014 the school received a 94% pass rate, but in 2015 this declined to 93.75%. Last year the school achieved a 100% pass rate.
Principal Nkululeko Mpompi said the books will help pupils improve their English, emphasising that the school is working hard to get another 100% pass rate this year.

Teachers who don’t live far from the school assist pupils with extra classes over the weekend, which begin at 6 am to 4 pm.
“The school is producing good results because it has committed staff and teachers. This year we don’t want to have pupils that pass Grade 12 with higher grade, we want bachelor certificates only,” said Mpompi.

He said last year they received 35 Bachelors, 50 diplomas and five higher certificates. He thanked Department of Education for donating bicycles and said there are many pupils who travel more than 10 km on foot to get to school.

                                         

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