The North West Education MEC, Mmaphefo Matsemela at a well attended event, launched the “Ngwana Sejo Wa Tlhakanelwa” campaign at Victory Church near Mafikeng, on Thursday, 05 September 2019.

The primary purpose of the campaign is to mobilize all education stakeholders to help restore schools to be centers for teaching and learning and safe havens for learners especially during examination period.

This campaign seeks to address the high levels of social ills, community unrests, aggressions from learners towards educators and other learners which pollutes the teaching and learning environment.

The term “Ngwana Sejo wa Tlhakanelwa”, simply means, it takes a village to raise a child. The campaign aims to engage all our esteemed stakeholders and partners in education to help us raise and educate an African child

MEC Matsemela indicated that, different stakeholders have a very important role in raising a child.

“We are here speaking in unison that surely there is a need for us to revitalize morality, particularly in our schools during this crucial time of the year as our learners are yet to sit for their yearend examinations. It is upon us as communities to work together in ensuring that learners are protected from any thread within our areas. This campaign provides all stakeholders a platform to hold hands together with the department in raising this child.

“Taking a deeper reflection now we see and believe that in order to achieve consistency in obtaining good results we need to step out of the classroom and meet with our communities to say help us restore dignity in our schools”, said MEC Matsemela.

MEC Matsemela further indicated that it’s only six weeks left before the final examinations. She further encouraged all learners to remain dedicated and participate in the revision provided by the teachers.

Author: tkhechane