EDUCATION and sport development MEC, Sello Lehari said attention is on the province reaching unprecedented achievements with the 2016 Grade 12 class.
Lehari said this when met with all school principals at Mmabatho Convention Centre in Mahikeng yesterday (Wednesday).
“We had convened an interaction session with over 300 high school principals from across the province. This gathering was organised to look on the half year reflection session. We also outlined our overall expectations.
“Boosting the staff morale and sharing the best practice on how to improve year end results was imperative. We cannot achieve this without the principals’ support. With positive attitude and determination, we will reach our mark,” Lehari said.
He highlighted that it was an open secret that principals are important people in the society who need to maintain professionalism and ethics.
“We need to advance the curriculum for the benefit of an African child. Aiming for gold is an ideal. We should envisage for position two, however being at the summit will be a bonus.
“Fifty schools need to obtain 100 percent pass rate. The syllabus should be wrapped up by August 2016. And I will also like to commend school principals for a progress they made to advance curriculum for North West learners,” he said.
The North West has 398 high schools and 35 519 candidates are registered for 2016 year end examinations.
Michael Motsosi, a principal from Ramotshere-Moiloa Technical School said: “The meeting was very informative. MEC Lehari encouraged us to work hard and behave like role models. He also urged us to sideline other unsolved issues to have more time to prepare for mid-year examinations. He sound very wonderful and we will work together to achieve the objective. He came up with a new approach and it is clear what he expects from us.”
Another principal from Micha Secondary School in Kgabalatsane, Sydney Madisha said: “MEC does not put pressure on us. His vision is achievable and from my person point of view, I like his approach. Teaching profession is a tiring field; however he created a conducive working atmosphere for us.”
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