ANCYL hopes to get matrics focused

2010-10-13 15:14

The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in the Free State intends to attend all matric dances in the province as part of its Get Focused campaign to support matric pupils.

“Being an African organisation, the ANCYL appreciates that there is no individual who is born a genius,” ANCYL Free State said today.

“These efforts, small as they are, constitute the deliberate, practical effort to create impetus towards the realisation of the ideal (of economic freedom through education).”

The league’s leadership planned to engage with school governing bodies and senior management at the dances to convey their good wishes.

The campaign will also co-ordinate prayer services for pupils.

“These services must also serve as motivational sessions ... to get outstanding achievers locally ... to inspire and encourage examination candidates.”

The league called on community members to discourage pupils from participating in “less meaningful” activities, such as parties during exam time.

Through the campaign it was hoped that pupils could still achieve good marks, despite the long school holidays over the Fifa World Cup and the three-week-long public servants’ strike, which left many teachers out of action.

“We support the 80% target set by the Free State Department of Education.

“We believe that, with the right support and creation of a conducive and enabling environment, our young people can still achieve quality marks.”

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