Maphumulo Local Municipality hosts a Matric Excellence Awards ceremony to honor the Matric Class of 2020 on Tuesday, 30 March 2021 at Maphumulo town hall.
This program under the theme “Celebrating Educational Excellence” was aimed on celebrating and appreciating the achievements of schools and learners who flew the Maphumulo flag high and received excellent matric results in 2020.
Her Worship the Deputy Mayor, Zama C. Ncalane-Mhlongo alongside Speaker, Simphiwe Shange and, Youth and Sports Development Portfolio Committee Chairperson, Cllr Khumbulani Xhakaza honored categories for Top 10 Best Performed Schools, Best Improved Schools, Best Performed Circuit in Maphumulo Circuit Management Centre, Top 10 Best Performed Teachers in selected Subjects, Schools that achieved most distinctions and Top 10 Best Performed Leaners in Maphumulo Circuit Management Centre.
The Deputy Mayor was delighted to award a Certificate of Recognitions to the Maphumulo Circuit Management Center for obtaining First position in ILembe District for three (3) consecutive years. The Deputy Mayor awarded Six (6) schools that achieved a 100% pass rate, Mbhekaphansi High School, Inhlokozi High School, Menyezwayo Secondary Schools, Masiwela Combined School, Macaphuna Secondary School and Thandayiphi J. Secondary School. Amongst the top 10 Schools who were awarded was Phezukomkhono High School 95,7%, Zephania Secondary School 95,1%, Ndukende Secondary School 94,4% and Tshutshutshu Secondary School with 94,3%.
The Deputy Mayor also awarded the Class of 2020 Matric top 10 achievers which was scooped by Samkelo Mngadi from Tshutshusthu Secondary School who scored 4 Distinctions and was awarded with Trophy, Certificate, a brand-new Laptop with accessories and a clothing voucher.
The Deputy Mayor Zama Ncalane - Mhlongo commended the Maphumulo CMC, principals, teachers, parents, and community members who provided our learners with the necessary support and encouragement during the preparations for 2020 Matric examinations.
“The 2020 school academic year was very challenging. The COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown disrupted learners' lives in different ways, not only on a personal level but also the extent to which they have completed the curriculum. The schooling system has had to adapt to the “new normal” to curb the spread of the Coronavirus and to protect the lives of educators, learners and support staff at schools. We, however, know that our learners were not alone and we wish to thank all the Department, educators and school communities who have supported the Class of 2020”. Said Deputy Mayor Ncalane - Mhlongo.
The Deputy Mayor also encouraged those learners who did not produce good results to rise above the setback. “To those of our learners who did not make it, we urge them to rise above this temporary setback and work their way back to success. Many great people in history failed in their first attempt, but after persevering and working harder, they came up with some of the greatest inventions in modern life. Remember that failure is not fatal. Failure is not permanent. It’s just a temporary setback.” Deputy Mayor added.
This successful Class of 2020 Matric Excellence Awards ceremony was held in partnership with the Department of Education Maphumulo Circuit Management Centre.Ends.