In an effort to cultivate and nourish future leaders; the North West Department of Education held a Provincial Representative Council of Learners (RCL) committee Launch at Protea Hotel, Klerksdorp on 29-30 July 2022.

The theme for this Provincial launch was *”Developing future leaders”* with the primary purpose of:

-Enhance implementation of leadership and governance amongst learners;
-Advocate for activities affecting both at district and provincial level;
-Engage on different social ills and develop strategies to deal with them;
-Understand self-management;
-Understand the legitimacy of perfects vs RCL system;
-Understand legislation around learner rights and responsibilities.

The Representative Council of Learners from different schools elected the provincial executive as follows:

*President* : Langa Thwesha from Grenswag Secondary School in Bojanala District.
*Deputy President* : Mosa Mooketsi from Redibone Secondary School in Ngaka Modiri Molema District. *Secretary*: Nontsikelelo Mvimbela from Maquassi Hill Secondary School in Dr Kenneth Kaunda District. *Deputy Secretary*: Refentse Wanyane from Mokgareng Secondary School in Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati district. *Public Relations Officer*: Amogetseng Mosetlhe from Bafokeng Secondary School in Bojanala District.

The MEC for Education, Mmaphefo Matsemela congratulated the new provincial executive of the RCL.

“On behalf of the department l want to congratulate the elected provincial leadership of the RCL. It is our responsibility as a department to identify and narture talent at an early age. We want to produce learners who are well rounded not only academically but in all aspects of life.

“We are going to ensure that we give them support in guiding them throughout their term of office. These leaders are going to work with school management and the School Governing Bodies in governing schools towards them becoming successful, excellence centres. I am further appealing to all learners across the province to rally their support behind the elected leadership”, said MEC Matsemela.

The young leaders had an opportunity to receive presentations on bullying, teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, role of RCL in Quality Learning and Teaching Campaign (QLTC), Love Life, safely in schools and 41R in education.

All the RCL leaders who attended the launch were requested to share information with their colleagues in different schools.


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

Author: tkhechane