DoE recognises pupil talent

2016-06-15 06:00

I AM excited to mention that there has been a positive outcome with skills development among pupils in schools.

I read an article in Maritzburg Echo on 26 May, which mentioned a school in the uMgungundlovu District, Hlelingomuso Primary School. The Grade R to Grade 2 pupils and Grades 3 to Grade 4 pupils came first and second in the indigenous songs category in Zulu and English at a recent event.

Senior-phase conductor, Themba Ndlovu, said the pupils had been practising since the beginning of the year. He also said that “winning the awards boosts the morale of pupils, and that drives them to improve”.

He added: “Not everyone can excel academically and we believe that if pupils have a talent, it needs to be developed.”

This proves that the Department of Education does recognise such talent.



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