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North West's tale of two schools

By unknown | Jan 09, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Winkie Dibakwane

Winkie Dibakwane

The play Get Down is due to hit the boards in North West next month.

The play is about two schools and is written by Paul Rapetsoa, a student of the late doyen of black theatre, Gibson Kente. It features a large cast of actors from around the North West.

One, the hopeless Realeka Senior Secondary, is headed by Panya Panya, who does not care about the future of his pupils. His staff are not much better and the result is an abysmal 2,2percent pass rate.

"At school, the principal and teachers attend union meetings and leave the children in the lurch," Rapetsoa said.

And while the teachers are at meetings, the children get up to mischief and one of them is stabbed.

The other school, Re Ya Ya Secondary, is led by a committed woman principal, who strives for perfection and achieves 100percent results.

"The school becomes the best in the region,'' Rapetsoa said.

"Teachers should not compromise the education of a child. If they want to strike, they can do that at the weekend,'' he said.


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