North East Region Celebrates Excellence

| May 20, 2015

Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MoESD) in the North East region has found it fit to celebrate being among the leading regions in academic excellence.

The chairperson of the region’s excellence awards, Ms Lore Lungisani, said at the awards ceremony on Tuesday (May 19), teachers and the North East region must be commended for their commitment and total dedication towards making academic excellence possible.

This ceremony appreciated the best performing schools being Tatitown Primary School as well as Setlalekgosi Junior Secondary School and each received an award of P10 000.

Receiving an award of P5 000 each were the most improved schools in the North East region being Ntshe primary and May JSS.

Ms Lungisani explained that they are blessed and they must be thankful for the children they have for they are a blessing from God and this ceremony would not be possible without them.

Giving words of encouragement, one of the parents, Mr Alois Ntshiwa emphasised that the country’s economy depends on the youth, therefore they must build g academic foundations in order for them to become better people tomorrow.

In an interview, the best overall performer, Lorato Khoza from Nyangabwe primary, who scooped herself an award of P1 000 expressed her heartfelt gratitude and excitement for achieving her academic dreams.

“My achievement was made possible by my hard work and determination, my parents’ support as well as my faith in God,” said Lorato, who is now schooling at Setlalekgosi JSS.

An engineer from the Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) in Francistown, Mr Gilbert Matome said that a combination of positive thinking and a positive attitude leads to positive outcomes.

He therefore urged pupils to change the way they think because that changes the actions they take. Mr Matome also encouraged pupils to choose not to limit themselves to the status quo, but rather choose to be innovative.

He noted that people should not sit on the fence of success but must be explorers of the success mission. In order to be successful in life, he said, one needs to know and understand the three important aspects of life.

He said these are knowing that you are unique and you have a purpose in life, understanding that life is a gift, laying down your path and shaping your destiny to enrich the lives of others as well as embracing and acknowledging the fact that one already has what they need within themselves.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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