Byline: Refeloe Letsoisa

27 October 2022

Kiriyatswane Secondary School (KSS) hosted the matric national pledge day on Friday, 21 October 2022 in Newtown Estate, Secunda.

The purpose of the day was for candidates to sign the national senior certificate pledge, award top learners in different subjects and also award the top ten achievers.

The candidates also received a message of support by Mr. T Mofokeng, chairperson of School Governing Body (SGB).
Mapitsi Reabetsoe, who was awarded with dux award amongst all the candidates explained how grateful he is because if it was not for the teachers and his friends, he would not be the top learner.

Ntokozo Nzima, founder of Ignite Academic Solutions (IAS), premium teacher at IAS, online tutor and former learner from KSS was invited as a guest speaker to motivate the candidates.

Mr. Nzima emphasized on how everyone is different and some are not destined for school.
“Everyone is not equal and we are all different,” said Mr. Nzima.

Pastor Nkosinathi Mahlangu of Newness of Life Minestry was also invited as the guest speaker, shared a story on how he grew up and how he had to learn most things in a difficult way.

“People will prioritize certain things at the wrong time,” said Pastor Mahlangu.

He further explained how the candidates will have to make the right decisions at this period of time as the final examinations are approaching.

“The decision you make today will be a result for the future,” said Pastor.

Pastor Mahlangu also advised the candidates not to rely on re-writing the next year because it’s more difficult as you have to learn everything in less than six (6) months which is more pressure.

Candidates also explained how thankful they are for the school camp as they have learnt a lot from it.

“Even though it’s all about books Sunday to Sunday but it has really helped me,” said Naledi Ndlovu.

The school principal and teachers were excited to see the candidates being motivated and ready for their final examinations. Chairperson of SGB and principal aim on having matric school camps yearly as it seems to have helped the class of 2022.

Leaners awarded as the best student in different subjects at the pledging ceremony hosted on 21 October 2022