ETHEKWINI NEWS FLASH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

15 January 2016

KZN Legislature Delegation And EThekwini Mayor Visit Sibongindlela High School

Members of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature accompanied by City officials visited Sibongindlela High School, South of Durban today, 15 January 2016 to inspect the state of readiness for the 2016 academic year.

Member of the KZN Legislature and leader of the delegation, Important Mkhize congratulated the school on its success.

“Well done for your outstanding achievement of 98 percent for the 2015 matric results. This would not have been possible without the good leader you have in your principal, your dedicated teachers and your commitment and discipline as pupils,” he said.

Speaking at the event, eThekwini Mayor James Nxumalo urged pupils to continue where the class of 2015 had left off. 

“Next year we want to come back to this school to celebrate a 100 percent pass rate, and that can only happen if you listen to your teachers and dedicate yourself to your studies,” he said.

Sibongindlela received a 98 percent matric pass rate in 2015, a noticeable improvement from the 32 percent they achieved in 2011 Nxumalo said.

Also present on the site visit, which forms part of the school monitoring campaign to assess readiness for the academic year of schools, were Deputy Mayor Nomvuzo Shabalala and Chief Whip Stanley Xulu.

Ayanda Daniel, who was in matric at the school last year achieved an A in mathematics and six Bs and was on hand to inspire the 2016 matric class.

“I have to thank my special teachers who were with me throughout the year working with me despite the language barrier as I am Xhosa speaking,” Daniel said.

The matriculant has grand plans of making the world a better place.

“I want to study chemical engineering so that I can come up with solutions to help fight global warming,” he said.

Nxumalo said they were impressed with the good pass rate achieved by the matric class of 2015.

“We have a shortage of engineers, and we are hopeful that they will come from among you. But that will happen only if you stay away from drugs and anything that could be a deterrent to your bright future,” he added.

ENDS 

Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Head, Tozi Mthethwa.

For more information members of the media can contact Gugu Sisilana on 031 311 4855 or email: gugu.mbonambi@durban.gov.za or Princess Nkabane on 031 311 4818 or princess.nkabane@durban.gov.za 

Please read this confidentiality disclaimer: Edisclaimer