The North West Department of Education is taking this time to congratulate all learners who will be moving from lower grades to higher grades in different schools across the province in 2023 academic year.

How could the department forget about those young ones who started their Grade R early this year? They put all their efforts together to ensure that they migrate to Grade 1 next year.

Others will be bidding farewell from their primary schools to high schools.

The MEC for Education, Mmaphefo Matsemela congratulated all the learners who will be moving to higher grades next year.

“I wish to congratulate all the learners who will be starting next year in higher grades. Today in many of our primary schools, graduations ceremonies were held to bid farewell to the 2022 Grade R learners. Next year they are going start with their formal education in Grade 1. Next year we will be welcoming our Grade RR learners from the Early Childhood Centres to Grade R.

“I also like to thank our teachers for the sterling work they are doing. They start to teach learners on how to hold a pen, how read words and numbers. Teachers l want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are the light of our nation. I also want to thank our parents for their continuous support in all schools”, said MEC Matsemela.

MEC Matsemela further cautioned parents not to release learners to school when they feel it not safe due to the torrential rain.

The Communication team visited the Grade R graduation ceremony held at Kgololosego Primary School in Ventersdorp .

The department is satisfied with the smooth running of the Grade 12 examination to this far. All learners have been able to write successfully their matric examination.


For more information please contact:
Elias Malindi
Departmental Spokesperson
Cell: 0728928399

Author: tkhechane