First day of school in full swing across the city

By Khanyisa Tabata
13 January 2009

New and old learners made their way to different schools around the country to mark the first day of the school term this year.

Learners at Inyameko Primary School in Mfuleni also made their way to the school with old and new learners patiently waiting to hear if they will be accepted or not.

Nyameko has about 1260 learners excluding those who are on the waiting list and Grade R. Schools Principal Mxolisi Matrose says this is the beginning of a new chapter for the children and him, as he is new at the school.

“My plan for the schools is to work with all the people that are involved at the school, teachers, parents and the learners to make this school a better and safe place.

“With the number of children that have come and registered this year to learn at Nyameko gives me hope to know that parents and the community have put their trust on this school and I won’t let them down, we have to work together to make this place a learning place,” said Nyameko Primary School Principal Mxolisi Matrose.

Meanwhile at one of the high schools in Mfuleni, Manzomthombo the school has almost the number of learners as with Nyameko, with about 1431 learning at the school.

The school is just like any other school around the country; it is faced with over crowding and lack of resources some thing that the principal hopes to tackle this year.

“This year we are planning on going all out even if we have to out source from Universities, we need to get help.

“This year we have seen a slight increase in the number of learners passing matric but I was not happy because same as last year.

Physical Science and Mathematics are still the subjects that we are still struggling with all of the learners that have passed here they did not to well on those subjects they have improved on other subjects”, said Principal of Manzomthombo TR Kutu.


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