Gelukspan: Tlamelang Special School Learner pass with three distinctions against all odds

The North West Department of Education commends Tshiamo Noge, an 18-year-old learner from Tlamelang Special School in Gelukspan, for his outstanding performance in the 2023 matric exams.
Despite facing physical challenges and utilizing a wheelchair, Noge achieved three distinctions in Business Studies, Life Orientation, and SeTswana, showcasing remarkable determination and resilience.

Noge, a resident of Agisanang Township in Sannieshof, emphasizes that his disability did not hinder his pursuit of dreams. In addition to his distinctions, he attained level six in English and Accounting. Noge’s inspiring journey reminds us that being disabled does not equate to being unable, and he encourages others to reach for their aspirations without letting disability stand in the way.

Expressing gratitude, Noge acknowledges the invaluable support of his teachers and credits their patience and understanding for his success.

“I didn’t allow my disability to stop my dreams,” Tshiamo said. “I want to tell people that being disabled doesn’t mean you’re incapable. Reach for the sky!”

My family and teachers understood my weaknesses and helped me in everything,” he expressed. “I wouldn’t be here without their support.”

Gerald Komape, Deputy Principal at Tlamelang Special School and mathematics teacher describes Noge as a humble learner from a supportive family.

Despite being an introvert, Noge’s intelligence shone through, especially in mathematics, as noted by his mathematics teacher.
MEC for Education, Viola Motsumi, congratulates Tshiamo Noge, emphasizing that his achievement serves as motivation for young people facing challenges in completing Grade 12.

“Tshiamo is a motivation to many who think passing Grade 12 is impossible,” said MEC for Education Viola Motsumi. “He shows that dedication and commitment can overcome any obstacle. I wish this serves as a motivation to all learners who are controlled by fear to learn from Noge’s dedication.

“He’s a testament that with determination, nothing is impossible. She encourages others to learn from his experience”, Motsumi added.
Looking ahead to the 2024 academic year, Noge aims to improve his mathematics results and pursue a commercial qualification. His success story serves as an inspiration for students facing obstacles in their educational journey.

For more information please contact:
Mphata Molokwane
Departmental Spokesperson
Cell: 082 979 3638
Elias Malindi
Acting Head of Communication
Cell: 0728928399

Author: tkhechane