It’s back to school in the Inner-City

An exciting moment, mixed with anxiety could be seen amongst learners as scores of pupils were added to the current School system, making way for new beginnings.
A somewhat empty City was flooded by little feet making way to various school premises around the City. It’s estimated that 100 000 new learners are absorbed into the school system, and Grade 1’s start the first day of the rest of their lives at primary school.
The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) released a list of the 61 top matriculants in 2018. “Cheaper” South African private schools produced more top-performing matriculants in the 2018 IEB examinations than the country’s most expensive private schools. The IEB is the examination agency for South Africa’s private schools.
The Inner City Gazette observed children and parents making way to Metropolitan College situated along Pritchard street, Bemssel College along simmonds street, Afro-Kombs College on Bree street as well as St Mary’s Primary school in Kensington. Registration for the above mentioned colleges is still open.
Quality education is at the core of Inner-City Schools, instilling discipline as well as making sure that learners have a bright future ahead of them.
Waseem Carrim, Chief Executive of the National Youth Development Agency says, “The right to education comes with many responsibilities.
There are teachers’ responsibility for inspiring students and pushing them to learn. Parents’ responsibility for making sure you stay on track, and you get your homework done, and don’t spend every waking hour in front of the TV.
Government’s responsibility for setting high standards, and supporting teachers and principals, and turning around schools that aren’t working, where students aren’t getting the opportunities that they deserve.
But at the end of the day, we can have the most dedicated teachers, the most supportive parents, the best schools in the world – and none of it will make a difference, none of it will matter unless all of our children fulfill their responsibilities, unless our kids show up to those schools, unless they pay attention to those teachers, unless they listen to their parents and grandparents and other adults and put in the hard work it takes to succeed.”

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