As part of his learner performance improvement roadshow, provincial education MEC Bonakele Majuba, undertook a motivational support visit to Zinikeleni Secondary School in Carolina on May 30.
Majuba addressed the Grade 12 learners of the Chief Albert Luthuli Circuit, encouraging them to increase their efforts towards achieving academic excellence.
The CALM Circuit obtained a fourteenth position out of 19 across the Gert Sibande District with a 77, 5% pass performance. This shows a regression of 0, 9% from the 78,4% obtained in the 2021 National Senior Certificate examinations.
In the 2022 NSC examinations, Carolina Akademiese SKC recorded a 97,1% pass, Carolina Combined obtained 91.2%, the Violet Jiyane Secondary School 88,9% with Zinikeleni underperforming with a 67,2% pass rate.
MEC Majuba said, “We are convinced by this great assertion that if only one dreams and work towards actualising those dreams, then one can see where such work takes him or her. I am therefore appealing to your conscience and whole being to please utilise your time, gifts and talents optimally to enrich yourselves, your families and the greater community. We have come to Carolina Circuit because we see champions in the making and it is our mission to ensure that the seeds of triumph are sowed now to be reaped at the end of the year.”
He also said that his department is prepared to provide support to all schools in need. However, Majuba also urged parents of learners to always support their children and ensure they have enough time to study. He also pleaded with learners to stay away from substance abuse and any criminal activities in their schools and rather concentrate on their studies.