MEC Mashatile encourages Soshanguve learners

Paul Mashatile during his visit to Soshanguve East secondary school.
Paul Mashatile during his visit to Soshanguve East secondary school.

Some of the best 2016 matric results were achieved by learners from township schools.

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This announcement was made by Gauteng MEC for Cooperative Governance and Human Settlements Paul Mashatile speaking to learners at Soshanguve East secondary school on Wednesday.

The aim of Mashatile’s visit was to encourage learners ahead of the 2017 academic year.

Mashatile urged learners not to be disheartened that the school’s previous matric class only managed to obtain a 46 percent pass rate.

“Do not be scared or fearful. You can achieve a 100 percent matric pass rate,” he said.

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“Last year there were disturbances in moving learners into the new structure but this year there can be no problems.”

Mashatile said his visit was partly focused on identifying challenges experienced by schools around Tshwane and to report back to Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi.

Mashatile will also give 200 needy students school uniforms as part of his back to school programme.

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