MEC opens school office at Mpatleng

Free State MEC for Education, Tate Makgoe

The Free State MEC for Education, Tate Makgoe, together with his team, made a special visit to schools in Botshabelo to see the progress made by the top preforming schools in the area.
Makgoe visited schools such as Makgulo Primary School, Sebabatso Intermediate School and Mpatleng Secondary School in T-section Botshabelo.
The purpose of Makgoe’s visit to Mpatleng was to officially open the newly built school office, which was a reward for the school’s excellent performance in last year’s matric exams.
School principal Khauhelo Kanapi said the MEC’s visit emphasises the fact that the school is the best performing school in Botshabelo, which is a result of the dedication from the teachers and the learners.
“I would like to convey a special word of thanks to the parents for the guidance they give to learners at the school. We are also grateful to the Community Policing Forum (CPF) for the security they provide to us so that our learners, especially the Grade 12s, are safe during school camps.
“In the past, the school was not performing well but since 2014 things have changed for the better and 2018 was an excellent year for us as a school. We achieved position number one in Botshabelo,” said Kanapi.
Makgoe told Bloemfontein Courant that the Department of Education in the Free State is very happy with the performance of the Class of 2018 at Mpatleng as well as with the matric results of the preceding three years.
“I would also like to thank the parents for their support in our children’s education. As a department we can’t do this alone. We need to work together as a collective. I wish the class of 2019 good luck and I want to encourage them to work hard on their education. They are the people that will help the economy grow, because business subjects are major subjects in this school.” – Lebakeng Nkabi