Two Vuwani, Limpopo, school pupils who achieved top marks in last year’s matric exams will today received full bursaries from Communications Minister Faith Muthambi.
Edison Nesengani Senior Secondary School, is the only school in the once-volatile area Vuwani, Limpopo, to produce a 100% pass rate in the matric class of 2016.
The school had 75 pupils in matric, all of whom passed with 44 obtaining entry towards bachelors degrees.
The benignity forms part of her tour to schools in provinces across the country.
BuzzSouthAfrica learned that the minister will also visit 17 schools in the area to hand over bicycles to pupils; and that the first stop would be Kolokoshani High School in Tshino village.
Since the resumption of schools this year, the minister and her team had visited a number of schools in KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga. This time, she would be accompanied by key sponsors of the bursaries, which include the SABC Foundation as well as the MTN Foundation – which provided over 100 bicycles for learners, who travel long distances to attend school.
In a statement released by the Communication minister, she explained that:
“Our work in education is directed by the national development plan (NDP), which envisages the achievement of a high-quality school education with literacy and numeracy at globally competitive standards to provide learners with the opportunity to reach their full potential.
“In order to achieve this goal all ministers and deputy ministers were directed by the ANC-led government assist with whatever means or resources possible to ensure that the reopening of schools in the first term of 2017 is managed as efficiently and effectively to enable learners to start learning from the first day.”
Last week Wednesday, Ms Faith Muthambi made her first stop in KwaMbonambi in King Cetshwayo District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, before visiting other provinces.
During the visit, she handed over bicycles and school uniform to learners of Ntongande Secondary School, in KwaMbonambi, King Cetshwayo District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal.
She explained explicitly that the reason why bicycles were distributed to the learners was because her department’s timely intervention aimed at lightening the burden on learners who have to walk great distances to attend school.