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Mosupatsela High School’s Teachers’ Appointments


All roads must lead to educational excellence. And excellence is all that it has become. A message which is as undeniable as this is even more compelling when carried through every facet of BOSASA Group’s actions. After two years of having responded to the outcry, and supporting the nutritional needs of the learners at Mosupatsela High School, the Board took that decision a step further. BOSASA would make a meaningful contribution towards the school’s ability to attain improved academic results.

The first steps of change

BOSASA employed three teachers to offer extra classes. Focus was placed on key university entrance subjects, including:

  • Mathematics,
  • Physical Science and,
  • English.

Key to these appointments were the teachers’ own levels of academic excellence, notably their distinctions achieved for these subjects. They have also become household names in their community for achieving excellent results at the adult education centre where they teach.

Gauteng Premier, Nomvula Mokonyane, is an alumnus of Mosaputsela High School. Knowing how much the need for support the school required, she rallied private sector participation from BOSASA, a feat that was right down the Group’s alley. The school’s Head Master, Mr Phatswane, says BOSASA’s intervention was a true blessing. “BOSASA does not do things half-heartedly,” he says.

As in its operations, BOSASA viewed any action it would take towards providing assistance as a solution with long term results. Neo Kenny Mojoane, Grade 12 Manager at Mosuputsela High School, accepted the role of Project Manager. He says, “When BOSASA came on board and wanted to support us, we said let’s get people from outside and we need to check their results in the past 2 years. We were also looking for educators who used to work with us but had accepted severance packages.”

Results that can’t be ignored

The need was felt when in the school’s 2012 pass rate of 66%, the Physical Science average pass rate was 71% while Mathematics was trailing behind at 56%. With BOSASA’s support in this new project, Physical Science improved to 80%, Mathematics 75% and English 100%. The project started with 173 learners.

Says Kenny: “We were pleased with the results because we had quality coupled with good quantity as most learners had scored 50% and above.”

We are proud to have dedicated educators

John Kekane matriculated at Mosupatsela High School. Having attempted university on his pensioner-father’s grant, he returned home to start a small business, take up long distance studying and share his exceptional knowledge of Mathematics and Physical Science at an adult education centre as a volunteer educator until he was employed there full time.

With distinctions in Mathematics and Physical Science, he upgraded his English qualification as he felt it was not good enough to be on his matric certificate. John is one of the dedicated educators employed by BOSASA at Mosupatsela High School.

We sneaked into one of the Mathematics classes and saw first-hand how avidly the learners engage with the educator in solving mathematical problems.

We also attended an awards ceremony, hosted by the Education Department’s district office, and bore witness to BOSASA’s contribution towards the results that placed this district in first position in Gauteng.

BOSASA director, Papa Leshabane, expressed his satisfaction with the project, saying that BOSASA’s contribution was money well spent.

Since this was the first year of this project, all parties expect even better results this year - well on the way to educational excellence.

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