Learners, teachers and parents were in high spirits on Wednesday morning, 12 January 2022, which marked the start of the 2022 school year.
Members of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) in the City together with the Gauteng provincial legislature crisscrossed Ekurhuleni to assess the state of readiness in schools and ensure a smooth start to teaching and learning.
MEC for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure Jacob Mamabolo together with mayoral committee members Cllr Alco Ngobese and Cllr Charlotte Zitha began their back-to-school visits at Buhlebemfundo Secondary School in Tsakani, where it was all systems go with teachers and learners ready and set for the academic year.
MEC Mamabolo encouraged teachers and learners to keep on flying the flag of excellence in mathematics and science.
He urged learners to refrain from participating in social ills such as criminal activities, bullying and drug abuse. Mamabolo also discouraged learners from engaging in sexual activities to avoid unplanned pregnancies.
Meanwhile, the MMC for Community Services Cllr Zitha encouraged teachers to educate learners about the advantages of Covid-19 vaccination.
The team also visited Duduza’s Esibonelwesihle Secondary School and Duduza Early Childhood Development Centre.