Masutlhe 2: Maano Secondary School Officially Converted to an Agricultural Focus School

The North West Department of Education is proud to announce the official conversion of Maano Secondary School in Masutlhe II village to an Agricultural Focus School on Friday, 17 May 2024. This event took place during the second-last installment of the Thuntsa Lerole Accelerated Service Delivery program led by Acting Premier Dumile Nono Maloyi.

Maano Secondary School, previously a public ordinary school was selected as one of seven Agricultural Focus Schools in Ngaka Modiri Molema in 2023 with the aim to equip learners with the skills and knowledge they need to participate in the agricultural economy and develop a love for farming.

“North West is an agrarian province and the establishment of agricultural schools is crucial to enforce these skills and love for agriculture amongst our learners. This will ensure a brighter future not only for our learners but for the entire province’s agricultural sector”, echoes Acting Premier Maloyi.

Manno receives a R2.5 million from the Maths, Science, and Technology conditional grant to establish its agricultural production lines.
Currently, the school boasts of a crop production, poultry production (including broilers, layers, free-range chickens, and egg housing), goat production, and plant production in the form of orchard.

The conversion of Maano Secondary School coincides with the distribution of National School Nutrition Program (NSNP) utensils to the school.

Other schools in the Ngaka Modiri Molema district that benefitted from the NSNP include Kebonang Secondary School, Kgosi Kebalepile Secondary School, St. Mary’s Special School, and Motheo Thuto Secondary School.

MEC Motsumi also visited Boitsanape Technical School, which is currently refurbishing its school furniture. The school is additionally providing training to its General Assistants to help them further develop their skills.

The North West Department of Education remains committed to providing its learners with the resources and opportunities they need to succeed. By fostering a love for agriculture and equipping students with the necessary skills.

For further inquiries, please contact:
Mphata Molokwane
Departmental Spokesperson
082 979 3638
Elias Malindi
Acting Head of Communication
072 892 8399



Author: tkhechane