Nongoma municipality hosted Mayoral Schools Excellence Awards honouring the Schools that excelled in their 2018 matric results. Cllr Mayor MA Mncwango’s passion has always been up skilling, promoting and encouraging the youth of Nongoma to understand the spirit of Siyazakha Siyazenzela. Even though Nongoma faces lots challenges with one of them being learners having to travel by foot long distances to schools, that did not stop the class of 2018 to perform well.
Nongoma schools managed to achieve overall 76.6% matric pass under difficult circumstances. His Worship decided to host an awards ceremony to honour the learners that passed well and also support and motivate other learners that are still in school.
Silindokuhle Mbhamali one of the top ten learner that was invited in this prestigious event who obtained 7 Distinctions Mshanelowesizwe High School that passed and obtained 7 Distinctions on a provincial level in Science Stream. Mbhamali is currently studying Medicine at the University of KwaZulu Natal . She received a cheque of R10 000 from the Municipality as part of the initiative to encourage and motivate her and also assist her with her education. “ I would like to thank my Municipality for helping me and giving me this cheque and it will go towards my studies and making sure I have the tools to continue focusing on my books ” said Silindokuhle Mbhamali
The event was attended by 100 guests including the Top 13 Schools and Top 12 Achievers, Principals from different schools and parents.
Hon Mayor M.A Mncwango applauded the achievers for not giving up and for staying in school “We as the municipality are saying you only have a better chance if you stay in school. We will support those who want to learn because education is the one of the key solution we have to most of the challenges we are facing as a municipality”