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Minister Angie Motshekga visits Vuwani Schools

By: Lutendo Nekhubvi

The Minister of Basic Education Mme Angie Motshekga together with Limpopo MEC for Education Ntate Ishmael Kgetjepe visited Vuwani schools were they had a meeting with stakeholders (Pastors, Businessman and Traditional Leaders) at Vuwani Fire Fighter Auditorium.

The minister thanked the stakeholder for their initiatives during hard times in Vuwani and encouraged them to continue helping where they can throughout the remaining part of the academic year and beyond. After minister and MEC meeting with stakeholder they went to visit two schools, Vhafamadi and Vhudzani Secondary Schools  where the minister encouraged learners to work hard for the final exam.

The minister and MEC went to Shayandima Christ Worship House where they met with Principals and teachers from troubled Vuwani schools. The minister said the purpose of the meeting was to thank all principals and teachers for their hard work and extra time they put in to make sure that learners catch up on their studies. The minister also thanked those principal and teachers who played part in three camps where grade 12 learners were introduced to Catch-up programme.

Learners managed to write mid-year examinations in the three camps before returning back to their schools.

A total of 25 schools were torched while four were affected slightly in Vuwani during community protests that took two month (June-July 2016). Pleasing is the fact that learners in the affected area are ready for final examinations. The SGB’s, Teachers, Learners and Parents vowed to make sure education runs smooth in the area.

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