KaMhola is set to give greatest farewell gift

KaMhola High School top learner, George Mahlalela with the school principal, Joel Ntuli.

Ntuli, who has been in the position since the school opened its doors in 1994, will down his tools at the end of the year and embrace his retirement after more than 30 years.

“I will retire at the end of 2018. My greatest plea to this year’s matriculants is to give me a great farewell gift in the form of a 100 per cent pass rate,” said Ntuli.

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He was ecstatic with the class of 2017’s 78 per cent pass rate, which is an improvement on 72 per cent in 2016.

“I’m proud of the class of 2017. In fact, I’m over the moon. It is for the first time in the history of the school that we obtained position two within the Barberton Department of Education circuit (excluding the prison schools).

“The learners’ hard work and dedication of phenomenal teaching staff had paid off,” said Ntuli.
He attributed the improved pass rate to the extra classes they conducted via weekends, school holidays and extra hours.

He said this year they will put more effort in to obtain a 100 per cent pass rate.

“This is my last year as principal of the school and I want to leave behind a legacy. I want a 100 per cent pass rate. We will achieve that by introducing six days of learning per week from 07:00 to 16:00. This is non-negotiable. We will also conduct extra classes during the holidays,” added Ntuli.

The top learner of the school was Khulekani George Mahlalela (19). He obtained distinctions in all seven subjects.

These included siSwati home language (81 per cent), English first language (81 per cent), mathematics (90 per cent), life orientation (84 per cent), geography (86 per cent), life science (89 per cent) and physical science (94 per cent). Khulekani is also the top learner of the district.

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He will pursue a career in medicine as has already been admitted at Wits University.

“I have had a passion for medicine ever since I was young. I applied at Wits last year and they have accepted me. Fortunately, I have also received a fully paid bursary from Study Trust to further my studies,” he said.

A total of 162 learners sat for the final examination at KaMhola.

Richard Nkosi

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