MEC Kholwane, Grade 12 Learners Gathers for Pre-Exams Prayer Session

Monday, 19 October 2015

MASHISHING: About hundred and twenty grade 12 Learners from different High Schools under Mashishing Circuit in Thaba Chweu Local Municipality converged for a pre-exam prayer session at a local community hall on Monday, 19th October 2015.

The Prayer session was attended by MEC for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism Mr Sikhumbuzo Kholwane; Member of Parliament Ms Fredah Nkadimeng and local religious leaders.

MEC Kholwane used the opportunity to encourage learners to emulate the feat of the class of 2014 which produced best results in the province. Mashishing was last year announced as the top Circuit during the release of the 2014 matric results.

“We gathered here early this year in January during the school opening to celebrate the achievement of class 2014 in the circuit.

I am hopeful that class of 2015 will also make this circuit and Province proud,” said Kholwane.

MEC Kholwane shared with learners about the strides that the provincial Government has undertaken in ensuring that deserving learners are acknowledged and assisted with through bursaries.

“The Provincial Government has increased the intake of learners that will study medicine in Cuba from 10 to 100 per year,” said MEC Kholwane.

He said the Province will support deserving learners with bursaries and to lobby big business to open the doors to Higher Education and Training Institutions.

“The Government will also give first consideration to leaners with disabilities that require financial assistance to access Higher Education and Training Institutions,” said MEC Kholwane.

Meanwhile Shoki Makua, a grade 12 learner from Mashishing High was on a high spirit following a lively matric prayer session

“The pre-exam prayer session has greatly motivated us. It has uplifted our spirit ahead of the grade 12 matric exams”, said Shoki Makua who also explained that she has been waiting for the examination from day one of school opening in January 2015.

She also lauded the community for their support, adding that the prayer session “shows that our leaders, parents and society as whole really care about us and our future.”

Past Napo appealed to learners to invite God in their preparations for the exams because every success comes from God.