Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality Mayor visits schools

Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality Mayor Jabulile Mbele with the learners of Estcourt Primary Schoo

Submitted by Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality
The Kwa-Zulu-Natal Provincial government conducts a series of activities that seek to promote the culture of teaching and learning in all communities every first month of the year. This transcends down to local municipalities where schools are located.

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In this instance the Inkosi Langalibalele mayoral office also has a very vibrant back to school program as part of making education fashionable. It is against this background that on February 1, the Mayor of Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality Jabulile Mbele visited Drakensberg Secondary School in Ward 10.

The purpose was to congratulate the school on their wonderful performance in the 2017 National Senior Certificate exams. The school has been doing well for a number of years; consecutively obtaining above 85 percent with quality results. The school also produced one of the top five learners in the district, Tinita Pram.

Ward 10 councillor Edith Lite addresses the learners at Drakensberg Secondary School.

In her address the Mayor was unambiguous in stressing the importance of education in this postmodernist’s society and the results thereof. Mrs Mbele could not contain her excitement that this learner has lifted the name of the town and the municipality on high and had to congratulate the school.

Under the stewardship of Principal Mr Sewlal and his team, inclusive of the School Management Team and School Governing Body, received well-deserved accolades from the Mayor.

Ward 10 Cllr Edith Lite spoke vehemently against any kind of misdemeanours that might bring the school’s name into disrepute.

Learner’s behaviour and respect within the school was highly emphasised. She encouraged learners to come early to school and respect their educators and the community at large.

Mayor Jabu Mbele with the staff and management of Drakensberg Secondary School.

The Youth Manager Lethu Khumalo was part of the programme. He spelled out various youth-related initiatives for school-going youth and urged them to visit the municipal offices to retrieve such information about services.

The Mayor then encouraged the class of 2018 to focus on their studies and thanked the educators for the good work that they are doing. She quoted words from the former SA President Dr Nelson Mandela: “Education is the most powerful tool one can use to change the world”. 

“Remember educators must be respected and obeyed because they hold the key to your success,” said Mrs Mbele.

The Mayor handed over school uniforms to 15 beneficiaries. She concluded the day by visiting the nearby Estcourt Primary School in Colita.

This school has many challenges that the principal has forwarded to ward councillor.  The most critical one was the lack of furniture.

Mrs had already sourced assistance from local businesses and her efforts yielded positive results when she handed over ten desks. Principal Mrs Lambert was overjoyed that her prayers were answered.

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