Vukuqakaze Secondary School educators awarded

Mr Mlungisi Nyamane (Osizweni Programmes Manager), Mr Lucky Mdaki (recipient of the Chairperson Award) and Mr Sanele Nkabinde (SBG chairperson).

The school governing body of Vukuqakaze Secondary School awarded the Grade 12 educators for achieving a 78 per cent pass rate in 2016.

Mr Lucky Mdaki said the school does not only excel academically, but also in other extramural activities such as sport and music.

Mr Mlungisi Nyamane was the guest speaker.

He said he was an educator for a long time and that educators are seldom appreciated.

During his speech he spoke about the flying school, the one that fly without wings.

Ms Mbali Sekhoela introduced the guest speaker, Mr Mlungisi Nyamane at the Vukuqakaze teachers awards.


He encouraged educators to also teach across the curriculum.

Mr Nyamane gave an example of one of the schools he visited with a friend and found the Grade 9 learners being taught sex education by professionals, which he referred to as a good thing because at times it becomes difficult for the parents to educate their children on these subjects.

“Not all learners excel in class, but you find that they are gifted in other things such as sport. Help them to excel,” advised Mr Nyamane who gave an example of Wayde van Niekerk.

Mr Nyamane said all the schools must have computer centres where learners and educators get extra computer lessons.

For a school to thrive, it should adapt to the changing environment and make sure it has learners.

He said educators do not read books anymore and only focus on their subjects.

“As an educator, you are the source of information and learners depend on you.

“So why not read?”

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