Focus on education, Motlanthe tells pupils

By Drum Digital
15 January 2014

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe urged school pupils to focus on education as the 2014 school year kicked off.

Addressing pupils at Ponelopele Oracle Secondary School in Midrand, Motlanthe said government did not want them to be distracted.

"Our role as government is to make sure you have access to education. As young people, we don't want to burden you with any other issue," he said.

Motlanthe told them life was a journey and the first step they chose to take on Wednesday would determine the type of results they obtained at the end of the year.

He urged the pupils to take education seriously as it was the only way to deal with inequalities in society.

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