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Traffic jams at Free State schools

2012-01-18 12:20

Bloemfontein - There were traffic jams at some schools in the Free State on Wednesday as parents waited to drop off their children to start their first day.

Despite this, schooling got under way without a hitch.

Senior Free State officials also visited various under-performing secondary schools, alongside Free State education MEC Tate Makgoe.

Makgoe said he was at the Vulamango secondary school, in Phahameng, to motivate teachers, the principal and the 2012 matric pupils.

Last year the school obtained a pass rate of only 50%.

Students were seemly disinterested in the school re-opening, but perked up at the excitement caused by Makgoe's arrival.

At the Universitas pre-primary school and Jim Fouche primary school, there was a relaxed atmosphere.

Children and their parents went there on Tuesday when they were assigned to their classes.

There was great excitement shown by some pupils at the Universitas pre-primary and while parents could be seen laughing, others shed a tear or two.

Comments
  • Chris - 2012-01-18 12:43

    "Students were seemly disinterested in the school re-opening, but perked up at the excitement caused by Makgoe's arrival." And we wonder why the school achieved 50% matric pass.

      Jeffrey - 2012-01-18 13:17

      They would have gone stir crazy if Malema had arrived.

  • braamc - 2012-01-18 13:01

    How interesting

  • Leon - 2012-01-18 13:02

    I know for a fact that Jim Fouche primary & Universitas primary are not under performing schools, and neither have matriculants, but the article could create the impression. Furthermore the Universitas parents are a great and very relaxed bunch, as was quite rightly pointed out. Go Tjokkies!!

  • Peter - 2012-01-18 13:14

    According to the report ---"Children and their parents went there on Tuesday when they were assigned to their classes." ---- So the parents were assigned classes as well!!. About time they went back to school. Maybe this time the parents will learn something

  • Dianne - 2012-01-19 07:30

    imagine how excited they would've been if someone really important had arrived ... like bugs bunny or mickey mouse?

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