Minister of Communications Ms Faith Muthambi will, on Mondaythe16thof January 2017,grantfull bursariesto twoVuwani learnerswho achievedtop marksin last year's matric examinations. The minister willalso visit 17schools in the area tohandover bicycles tolearners. Most schoolsin the Vuwani areawereforcefullyshut down for months last year, following violent protests that saw public property vandalised and burnt.
MinisterMuthambiwill be accompanied bytheSABC Foundation, which contributed the bursariesas well as theMTN Foundation, which has provided over 100 bicycles for learners who have to travel vast distance to attend school. Thefirst stopisKolokoshaniHigh School,located inTshinoVillage.
Since thereopening of schools this year, Minister Muthambi has visitedanumber of schools inKwaZulu-NatalandMpumalanga provinces.
Our work in education is directed by the National Development Plan (NDP) which envisages the achievement of a highquality school education with literacy and numeracy at globally competitive standards, to provide learners with the opportunity to reach their full potential.In order to achieve this goal, all ministers and deputy ministers were directed by the ANC-led government assist with whatever means or resources possible to ensure that the reopening of schools in the first term of 2017is managed as efficiently and effectively, to enable leaners to start learning from the first day.rdquo; It is in this context that Minister Muthambihas been criss-crossingthe country toprovide essential resources tolearners, particularly those from poor and low-income families.
Minister Muthambi will also interact with traditional leaders in thearea. Traditional leadershave always playedan important role intheupbringing of children in our country.They are influential and always ready to impart their wisdom. It is thereforeimperative that we continueto engage themrdquo;, said Muthambi.
Details of the event:
Venue: Kolokoshani High School, Tshino Village .
Date: Monday 16th of January 2017
Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information.