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3 Oct 2017
11:10 am

Lesufi visits troubled schools ahead of NSC exam

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The department identified these three schools as 'high risk' because they are affected by drugs, violence and poor results.

Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi speaks to the media at St. John's College in Houghton, Johannesburg, on 28 July 2017. Picture: Yeshiel Panchia

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is visiting three troubled secondary schools on the East Rand ahead of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams, which begin in three weeks.

On Tuesday Lesufi first went to BB Myataza Secondary School. He was scheduled to also visit Phandimfundo Secondary School and HB Nyathi Secondary School, to engage with students and expert tutors as they prepare for the NSC final exam.

The department identified these three schools as “high risk” because they are affected by drugs, violence and poor results.

At the BB Myataza Secondary School, Lesufi took time to speak to teachers, where he revealed that: “We have appointed the best people who have achieved over 70 percent at their schools. This is a demonstration of our commitment to your success.”

District Director of Gauteng East Somikazi Chabalala said the Secondary School Improvement Programme was being run every Saturday in order to prepare the learners for their NSC final exams. As many as 646 students are attending the BB Myataza camp.

“Learners are tired, but we motivate them all the time,” Chabalala said.

“Current trend is good attendance in Gauteng east.”

The NSC exams begin on 23 October 2017.