Metsimasweu Aims for Excellence

| June 16, 2015

Metsimasweu Junior Secondary School is striving for academic excellence as they seek to turn the school fortunes around, school head, Ms Oaitse Kgosiejang has said.

In an interview after the school’s career fair organised by the school’s guidance team and funded by Parents and Teachers Association, Ms Kgosiejang emphasised that her team sought to be amongst the best performers nationally and hence the move to psyche students on career building at an early age.

To achieve their mission of academic excellence, she said they were working on mindset change for both students and the teaching staff.

“We want to be recognised amongst the working harder,” said the school head, adding that as a new arrival, she intended to propel the school to new heights.

Last year, Metsimasweu JSS, with an enrolment of 385 students, found itself in position six in Serowe. The performance instigated the teaching staff to seek measures to accelerate the school from an average performer to a best performing institution.

“We are here to join efforts to prepare you to be well rounded and globally competitive citizens,” Ms Kgosiejang told students.

To motivate the junior scholars, the guidance team invited various institutions to showcase their services whilst inspiring the young ones to dream success.

Such institutions as Gaborone Universal College of Law, Lifestyle Architects and Serowe College of Education pitched up as stakeholders to promote educational vision.

Held under the theme: Start here, go anywhere… I am the author of my life, the school invited Mr Benson Gitonga, a student at Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) to inspire upcoming learners.

Mr Gitonga’s message to students was carved around demarcating between schooling and being educated, something he thought should be inculcated into the young ones whilst they still could choose their career paths.

He also urged students to redefine education, to find and apply secret of life and discover themselves.

Having done that, Mr Gitonga who is a computer engineering scholar, argued that students could answer the question of why they got to school.

“Life is like a chess game and in this game one needs to be steps ahead, always,” said the inspirational Mr Gitonga who had derived motivation from his younger brother who always beat him to any challenge of chess game.

Being steps ahead, according to Mr Gitonga, entailed educating junior school students about tertiary education so that they could dream beyond senior schools.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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