Executive Mayor Cllr Mamedupi Teffo visited Nare Secondary School at Moletjie Ga-Semenya under Bahlaloga Circuit in Polokwane on Monday to congratulate the school for achieving 81% in the 2022 matric results and fulfil the promise she made last year to reward top 10 learners.
The school had 116 grade 12 learners who wrote the 2022 matric exam and managed to achieve 44 bachelor admissions and 30 diplomas. The Executive Mayor gave them ten laptops and cash vouchers. “Last year we made a commitment to reward top 10 learners with laptops and today we are here to hand them over. We are also giving top five learners cash vouchers to cover their necessities and help them settle at their tertiary institutions”, she said, while thanking the parents and educators for supporting the learners.
The Executive Mayor also used the opportunity to motivate and challenge the 2023 class to outperform the class of 2022. She encouraged them to start as early as now to prepare for the final matric exam.
The school principal, Ms Cecelia Rangata used the opportunity to bid them farewell. “Go well, represent the school, fly our flag high and do not let us down, do not lose focus and remember to be disciplined”, she enthused.
Speaking on behalf of the top 10, Tshegofatso Bogale, who got position one, could not hold back tears as she recounted how hard their matric was. She said they needed an intrinsic motivation before anyone could motivate them to put in the extra effort.