Schools motivated for the academic year

2018-02-01 06:01

TO improve the level of education and instil a culture of collaboration among pupils, teachers and parents for better learning, our district and delegates from the KZN Legislature and the Department of Education visited three schools in the Umzumbe area to monitor their functionality.

Over two days, we visited Oxolweni and KwaHlongwa Primary schools and Mgamule High to listen to the schools’ shortfalls and find ways on how each school can be assisted to perform better.

Also, best practises of well-functioning schools were shared with other schools in an effort to improve their performance for better academic results at the end of the 2018 academic year.

Since the start of this programme some years ago, our interventions have yielded positive results in some schools, which have seen improved pass rates over the years.

A case in point is Dwalalesizwe High under Ray Nkonyeni Municipality, which has seen an impeccable improvement for the 2017 academic year.

Ugu District Municipality has taken great interest in the improvement of education and we will continue to implement programmes that will assist pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and schools to develop their level of education.

This milestone can only be achieved through the participation of teacers, our teacher unions, principals and their school management teams, school governing bodies, parents, the business
community, politicians from all political formations, and stakeholders who can effectively participate in ensuring that pupils receive quality education in an environment conducive for the promotion of a culture of learning and teaching.

Our municipality will soon be awarding bursaries to 45 tertiary students, some of whom are
new beneficiaries who excelled
in matric and some are returning tertiary students who have also performed exceptionally well
in the first year of their career studies.

We have placed education at the apex of our priorities in moving our district forward and through education we will conquer the triple challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality.

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