School gets library, computer centre

OUTGOING head of the Limpopo education department, Benny Boshielo, urged pupils in schools in Seshego to seize the opportunity and study hard to pass.

Boshielo was speaking at the official opening of a library and a computer resource centre at the Dr AMS Makunyane Secondary School at the township's Zone 5 Section on Tuesday.

The school is named after former Polokwane mayor Thabo Makunyane's father, who was the first African medical doctor in the area in 1959.

The school's new centre was donated by business people in the area, as part of their social responsibility, after they benefitted from the 2010 Fifa World Cup Peter Mokaba Stadium contracts.

The centre will also assist pupils from other schools in the Seshego circuit.

The library and 21 computers were donated at a cost of R1,4 million.

"We hope pupils will put the library and other facilities to good use because this will go a long way in improving their knowledge and their lives," Boshielo said.

Speaking on behalf of the donors, Louwtjie Nel of the WBHO said he hoped the school would carry the Makunyane family name for a long time while also bettering the lives of many pupils.

Principal Motabole Maake said he hoped the generous donation would help pupils in the area perform better "because they now have resources".

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