Matsaakgang Primary School head, Mr Seetletso Moroka, has hailed Batswana for embracing the Adopt-a-School Initiative.
Adopt-a-School is government’s initiative that came through the Ministry of Education and Skilled Development aimed at fostering partnership and quality in the learners’ education.
Mr Moroka said this following the handing over ceremony of a trophy to his school for sterling 2014 Standard 7 by the sponsor and partner, Mr Thato Ramokgwasa in Kanye recently. He said the gesture, especially coming from fellow Batswana in support of education, was a moral boast to both teachers and learners.
Matsaakgang beat Sebako Primary Cchool in the A’s and B’s to win themselves a trophy and P400 cash while Matsaakgang were awarded P250 cash as consolation prize.
“It is gratifying and encouraging to see fellow countrymen rallying behind a noble cause such as this one and the gesture can only spur one on,” Mr Moroka said in an interview.
Earlier in his welcome remarks, Mr Moroka challenged this year’s Standard 7 pupils to outwit last year’s record if they wanted to retain the trophy which they were competing for with Sebako primary school.
Sebako primary schoolhead, Mr Justice Kgabeng shared Mr Moroka sentiments stating Mr Ramokgwasa’s partnership with the two schools would help take education of the two schools to greater heights as pupils from the two learning institutions would be motivated to out-do each other and thereby do very well in their primary school leaving examinations.
The sponsor and partner of the two schools, Mr Ramokgwasa, a former student at Matsaakgang primary school urged students to work hard and put their trust in God if they wanted to be successful in life.
It was important, he said, for pupils to listen to aice from both their teachers and parents alike to do well in all their life undertakings.
Mr Ramokgwasa was hopeful his contribution would encourage students to also realise the importance of giving back to the community in future.
Ms Grace Botshelo, who donated a family bible to Matsaakgang primary school, aised Matsaakgang not to sit on its laurels but to work hard to retain the revolving trophy again this year.
“This is also to challenge Sebako primary school to work hard so that they too may redeem themselves and take this trophy,” she said.
Matsaakgang Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) chairperson, Ms Kagiso Modisathebe was elated that sterling academic results by 2014 pupils would vindicate the school management from untoward reports carried by the press about the school the same year.
“We were in a dry pit last year and look what God has done for us this time around,” she said.
Source : BOPA
Source : Botswana Daily News