THABAZIMBI – Thabazimbi Municipality Mayor, Cllr Patricia Mosito, Speaker BS Mothoa, Cllr DM Tlhabadira, Hon Joy Matshoge of Limpopo Legislature, Cllr T Molefe as well as officials from Northam Constituency office visited schools of both Thabazimbi and Dwaalboom circuits as part of back to school campaign 2012.
The purpose was that of motivating and encouraging educators to take education to the children of Thabazimbi and South Africa more seriously than before.
Before the visits to schools, Thabazimbi Department of Education circuit Management briefed the team about 2011 results in general especially those of high school learners.
During the briefing session, few things were highlighted by the department of Education such as lawlessness to some of the school especially Mabogo-pedi High, shortage of classrooms as well as lack of commitment by some of the educators.
The school, Mabogo-pedi reordered below 50% pass rate, which makes it to under the dysfunctional school category in terms the department of Education.
The school has for the past three years failed to produce good results. They have only achieved 31,64 % compared to the 45,5 % the previous year (2010).
Some of the high schools namely Frikkie Meyer 98,27 %, Naletsana 70 %, Northam Comprehensive 58,9 % and Groenvlei76,47 % show some improvements although Groenvlei is reported to be also deteriorating but they managed to score above 50%.