Ekurhuleni chief whip’s office rewards learners

Learners at Tlakula High School on Saturday, August 12, were excited to receive awards for their excellent achievement in mathematics, science and accounting. The awards were handed to the learners by Ekurhuleni chief whip of council Clr Jongizizwe Dlabathi.

The awards were given to the school’s learners who performed the best in mathematics, science and accounting during the first two terms of the school year.

District director Somikazi Chabalala and the school’s deputy principal Michael Nsibanyoni joined Clr Dlabathi in handing over the awards.

In his remarks, Dlabathi emphasised the importance of education and urged all parents to be actively involved in their children’s education.

“We acknowledge some improvement in other subjects but we would like to encourage our learners to do better in mathematics, science and accounting. Those three subjects open more doors for our children to succeed,” he said.

Tlakula High School is one of the schools that produced talented learners in sport, Dlabathi pronounced several more programmes that his office would like to introduce to the school.

“We need to support the school and its programmes. As an office, we wish to establish a programme that will deal with the scourge of nyaope (substance abuse) and gangsterism in this school,” Dlabathi said.

The office of the chief whip will soon have a “Sports Day” at Tlakula High School.

The district director applauded the intervention initiated by the office of the chief whip. She also urged learners to seize this opportunity and advised them to work even harder in the final exams.

The office adopted 90 learners across Ekurhuleni to assist them in mathematics, science and accounting.

“Our government has a budget of R100-million for bursaries that will be given to deserving students. We, therefore, urge parents and learners to make use of the opportunity presented to them. Soon, application forms will be made available. This year alone, about 700 learners have benefited and are studying at institutions of higher learning,” Dlabathi concluded.

The learners, from across Ekurhuleni, were enrolled at the Ntsane Masiloane School Enrichment Programme to be assisted in mathematics, science and accounting.

One of the grade 12 learner’s from the school, Nicoline Botha, was excited to receive an award.

“I am encouraged to do even better in the final exams,” she said.

Botha got level six in business studies.

The chief whip’s office has pledged its commitment to support the school beyond 2017.

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