Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
THERE will be plenty of job opportunities for pupils who pass well in their matric examinations.
These were the encouraging words of Mopani municipality mayor Joshua Matlou.
Matlou was speaking during a visit yesterday to various schools in the district.
The district, together with Sekhukhune, performed dismally in the examinations last year - coming second worst in the country - after Eastern Cape.
Matlou said there were a large number of bursaries in place for successful pupils to be enrolled in tertiary institutions.
He said those who came from impoverished backgrounds would get assistance from the provincial government to advance theireducation.
The future of South Africa lay in the hands of those pupils who showed promise while still at school, Matlou said.
A child's future could best be determined while he or she was still at primary level or high school "because then you are young and your mind is not confused by the toys of the world" Matlou told attentive pupils at Rakgolokwana High School in Mopani.
Limpopo MEC for education Dickson Masemola said his department had set aside "R65000 each for 350 pupils" who passed their final matric examinations well.
Masemola said successful pupils would be enrolled at the University of the Witwatersrand, the University of Pretoria and the University of Limpopo to study mostly for degrees in mathematics, science and commerce.
Pupils at 35 schools in Limpopo sat for their electrical technology exams on Tuesday.