Matrics attend prayer session

2015-10-21 06:00
THE gr.?12 learners who attended the examination prayer event at the Phuthaditjhaba Multi-Purpose Hall. 
Thabo Mokoena

THE gr.?12 learners who attended the examination prayer event at the Phuthaditjhaba Multi-Purpose Hall. Photo: Thabo Mokoena

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PHUTHADITJHABA. – The Phuthaditjhaba Multi-purpose Hall was packed to capacity with hundreds of matric learners from the Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality coming together on Thursday (15/10) for examination prayers ahead of the national senior certificate final examinations.

The prayer session, which saw a couple of pastors, traditional healers and many others gather, was organised by the Department of Education in the Thabo Mofutsanyana District.

Tate Makgoe, MEC for Education, and Ace Magashule, the premier of the Free State, were in attendance.

Makgoe told the learners that they should make sure that they gave it their all since they will be writing their last high school examination.

He added that the learners must not give up and must keep on reading their books.

“You should not fear anything. Just go there and show the world what you have been doing throughout the year,” Makgoe said.

“You should just hold your head high when entering the examination room. Teachers have been with you for the past ten months and now it is your time to fight the paper alone.”

He concluded by saying the learners had to fight like the premier, who always fought for things to happen.

“For you to make your certificates look good you must focus on each and every subject, as they are important for you.”

Sharing the words of encouragement with his peers, Matsemela Setenane, a gr. 12 learner of the Mookodi Secondary School in Makeneng, Qwaqwa, said they promised nothing but 100% and they were not afraid to say it in font of the premier and the MEC for Education.

“This is our time to show what we have learnt throughout the year and we must stay focused until the last paper. Let us ignore the challenges we face at home,” she said.

Meanwhile, Malefu Vilakazi, the executive mayor of the Thabo Mofutsanyana District, also hosted her own matric prayer session in the new Bohlokong Hall on Saturday (17/10)

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