MEC Makgoe encourages Tsholofelo learners, teachers

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After the Free State’s success with their 2019 matric results, MEC Tate Makgoe spoke to grade 1 to 7 learners and teachers at the Tsholofelo Primary School in Bloemfontein to encourage them in these early stages.

The MEC addressed the pupils before they were assigned to their 2020 classes. He mentioned that the Mangaung district is currently at the centre of education. He added that this year will not only bring success but the level of education will secure our country’s future.

The Department of Education, together with the MEC, will present the grade 7 learners with an all-expenses-paid trip to the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre to support them with maths, science and technology. Sci-Bono is responsible for implementing the Gauteng Mathematics, Science and Technology Education strategy.

Makgoe was positive, motivational and hands-on, says the Principal of Tsholofelo Primary School, KR Mokgele. She adds that the MEC’s visit helped the school grow as she believes that the trip will expose learners to maths, science and technology, since parents of these pupils would have never been able to afford it. Most kids come from poor backgrounds.

OFM News/Leatile Leiee and Blaine Jones