Thovhele Midiyavhathu Tshivhase (seated left) and the excutive mayor of Vhembe District, Cllr Dowelani Nenguda (seated right), with Vhembe's top Grade 12 archievers pose for a photograph with some senior educational directors, circuit managers and principals.
“We do not want to see hardworking Grade 12 top achievers lingering around the streets without furthering their studies. We have set aside over R3,5 million to help learners from poor backgrounds who are serious about education,” said the executive mayor of the Vhembe District, Cllr Dowelani Nenguda.
Nenguda said the district municipality encouraged learners to take education seriously as education was the weapon through which they could fight poverty impeding rural communities.
Nenguda was joined by Thovhele Kennedy Midiyavhathu Tshivhase, senior district managers in the Vhembe Department of Education and some circuit managers when he addressed 26 top achievers of the class of 2019 during a well-wishing function that was held at Nandoni River View on Friday.
Vhembe East District Director Dr Gerson Rambiyana lauded the achievers and expressed the wish that they would get the necessary education support to further their studies at tertiary institutions. “We want you to go and make positive impact in your journey to tertiary institutions. You have to take note that matric or a Grade 12 certificate is not a qualification, but rather a passport to the career of your choice,” said Dr Rambiyana.
Thovhele Tshivhase, through the Tshivhase Development Trust, has also injected some funds to be used by top learners on their journey to tertiary education.
Limpopo’s top learner, Musthidzi Ganyane from Patrick Ramaano Secondary School in Nzhelele, said it was hard work that had put her on top. She plans to study towards a degree in computer engineering at the University of Pretoria this year.
Date:17 January 2020 - By: Silas Nduvheni