Lentswe, Jouberton - The North West Education MEC, Mmaphefo Matsemela thanked and congratulated all the schools from the province that took part in the 2019 ABC Motsepe South African Schools Eisteddfod (SASCE) which was held from Tuesday 25 to Thursday 27 June at Rhema Church in Randburg.
Several Jouberton-based schools won places in different categories.
The ABC Motsepe SASCE is the flagship programme of the department of Basic Education section, aimed at promoting unity in diversity, national reconciliation, social cohesion and national identity.
In 2016 the department of Basic Education partnered with the Motsepe Foundation to expose youth in sports and on preserving the musical and cultural heritage through the art.
The North West Education department was represented by 10 schools which won in the provincial level from Primary, Secondary and Special schools categories.
The North West Education MEC Matsemela congratulated all schools which won the SASCE music competitions.
MEC Matsemela further highlighted that participating in these programmes helps learners to stay away from substance abuse and improves their discipline and commitment. MEC Matsemela thanked the teachers, learners, parents and the unions for the sterling work done during the competition.
In the Primary schools level under the special schools, Reoleboge Special school from Moruleng Village obtained position two in the Own Choice Category whilst Dikakanyo Primary school from Magogoe in Mafikeng obtained position two in the Folklore Category and position three in the Folklore Category under Social ills.
In the Secondary Schools B and Farm Schools Boschpoort Secondary school obtained position three in the Mixed Double Quarter. In the Secondary A schools and Open Section, Iteko Secondary school obtained position two under the Own Choice Category for Special schools whilst Jouberton Nkang Mahlale Secondary school in Male Voice category obtained position two and position three respectively in the Mixed Choirs. Again Nkang Mahlale Secondary obtained position three in the Mezzo - Soprano/Alto Solo category.
The Matlosana Secondary school obtained position three in the Female Voice category and Tshedimosetso scooped the second position in Tenor Solo category. The school which obtained the first position in the Folklore Category under Social ills was Phatsima Secondary school from Atamelang Township. The top school walked away with R10 000, whilst the second position left with R7 500 and the third position schools received R5 000.