Parents urged to support learners

2017-01-18 06:02
The mayor of Magareng, Bongile Mhaleni, visits the Mogomotsi High School in Ikhutseng, Warrenton, and hands over sanitary towels to the girls. Photo: Supplied

The mayor of Magareng, Bongile Mhaleni, visits the Mogomotsi High School in Ikhutseng, Warrenton, and hands over sanitary towels to the girls. Photo: Supplied

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One of the challenges that lead to the high rate of absenteeism at schools is the lack of sanitary towels in the Magareng Municipality’s area.

That was highlighted by the mayor of the Magareng Local Municipality, Bongile Mhaleni, when he elaborated on the daily challenges faced by the girls, sometimes depriving them the right to proper schooling.

Delivering a motivational speech at the Mogomotsi High School in Ikhutseng, Warrenton, during the opening of schools on Wednesday (11/01), Mhaleni also handed out sanitary towels.

He encouraged parents to offer continued support to learners and teachers to ensure that a culture of teaching and learning was realised, for the sustainability of the country.

The mayor was accompanied by members of parliament and the Francis Baard District Municipality (FBDM).

The executive mayor of the FBDB, Buyiswa Ximba, and the education department’s representatives congra-tulated the class of 2016.

The school’s matric pass rate increased from 75,7% in 2015 to 87,1% in 2016.

The mayor condemned the burglary and vandalism at schools, especially at the Warrenton Primary School.

A few days before the schools re-opened, several items were stolen from the school.

“We request the police to work around the clock to apprehend the perpetrators.

“Our community is requested to assist our law enforcers to report any information that might lead to the arrest of this perpetrators.

“We all need to do our best to ensure our schools remain centres of excellence, free from any criminal activities,” he said.

Community-based organisations and all public representatives were ­encouraged to adopt a school and provide the necessary support to improve performance.

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