The North West Education MEC, Mmaphefo Matsemela thanked the 462 Secondary School Principals at a glittering face to face session held at Fields College Combined School at Rustenburg on Friday, 11 October 2019.

MEC Matsemela highlighted that as the Grade 12 learners and other lower grades will be writing their final examinations, she felt a need to meet with all Secondary school principals. She believed that principals were people holding the fort in schools on behalf of the department. They were the ones holding the key to the improvement of the results for this province.

“So before the important process of writing the 2019 National Senior Certificate, I felt that I should come down to motivate you to finish the year in style. It does not matter now, on how you started the year but the most important thing is how you finish the year. I know that some of your schools were trapped at the beginning of the year but now it’s a chance to improve your results. My message to you is that let us Reclaim our top position in the matric results. Our target as a province is to obtain position one or two. I want our province to move upwards only to occupy the top positions. I know that this can be possible if we work together as a team, nothing can stop us”, said Matsemela.

MEC further thanked school principals for the hard work and dedication they always displayed at school.

“I want to take this time to thank you together with all teachers in your schools. I know that you will be chairing those meetings under difficult times at your schools but you eventually managed. As the leader of the institution you are the first to arrive and the last to leave and there is no one who sees the good work you are doing. I want to say on behalf of the department, your sacrifices do not go unnoticed. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and let us continue to improve the future of the African child”, said MEC Matsemela.

MEC Matsemela highlighted that this engagement with the school principals towards the writing of the examinations will be an annual event.

Author: tkhechane