This morning Executive Mayor Cllr John Mpe joined and addressed learners and educators at a matric countdown held in Polokwane on 15 October 2020.

With 20 days to go before the final matric exam, the District Department brought together schools from Capricorn South for a countdown to the examination, which is set to start on 5 November. Mpe commended the Department for making the return of learners to school as safe and sound as it has been for educators and learners. "We know it's not easy to contend with a life-threatening pandemic and still finish the matric syllabus at such short period of time". 

He said as the countdown to the final examination begins, everyone must appreciate the fact that it is the support of educators, principals, parents and SGBs that will continue to help learners prepare, cope and focus their energies on their books," and indeed position them very close to the possibilities of realising a dream of a better life that we all desperately desire for our matrics", he said.

Mpe said Covid-19 has tested the commitment of stakeholders in education and this year's matric results will tell if educators have done enough to support learners in these difficult times. 

"We therefore call on you to dedicate every hour, every minute and every split-second towards improving your readiness for the excellent results. I am confident that all our matrics realise the kind of support they have in the system".

As lockdown disrupted the delivery of the curriculum, he challenged educators to strive to be a generation of educators whom history will proudly remember as a crop that defeated the devastating effects of a global epidemic and helped their schools achieve excellence results against all odds. 

Mpe said CDM will reward learners who achieve excellence with laptops and anyone who will be studying outside of Limpopo will also have their transport costs covered. 

"We wish you the best of luck for the coming examination". 


Cllr John Mpe - The Executive Mayor

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