Mmakgoshi Molekoa was the overall learner of the year. Photo: TK Mashaba

100 Kids to varsity lament maths and science


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The 100Kids to Varsity initiative has expressed concern at the performance of learners in maths and the sciences.

Speaking during the Maope Matric Farewell event held at Forever Resorts on Thursday, 19 October, Thabang Mabasa said he was personally disappointed.

The 100Kids to Vasrsity is an initiative with the objective to offer after-school maths and science classes, so as to improve on the learners’ performance on these crucial subjects.

Mabasa based his dismay over the failure by all the 11 year-end award-winners, to break through the 70% mark in the two subjects. Mabasa however, encourageed the learners to work hard and then choose careers which accomodated their strengths in various other subjects such as life orientation and economics.

He said learners needed to be mindful of peer pressure when they identified their chosen careers.

Learner Mmakgoshi Molekoa scooped four awards in home language (gold), English (silver), life orientation (silver) and the overall award for the best learner of the year.

Lizzy Motea and Johannes Manganye were recognised as the most improved learners. Mpho Mponwana won silver in English, while James Kekana won silver in the Setswana vernacular.

Merry Monyele won silver in economics, with Faith Seanego also scooping silver but in English.

Seven of the 11 winners for the evening failed to attend, due to various personal commitments.

5 months ago       26 October 2017