HOD wishes 2021 matriculants good luck at a prayer service

Author: Cheera-Dee Robinson
Date: 27 October 2021

The Eastern Cape Department of Education held a beautiful prayer service for 2021 Examinations at Lumko High School in East London on 26 October 2021 for the start of the final exams, for all matriculants in the Eastern Cape.

Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens Me.”  Reverend K Gaven focused on the matriculants keeping their eye on the goal and anything is possible through Christ. 

Live, work and be strong in your abilities through the strength and power of the Lord.  Gaven gave a heartfelt sermon to motivate and encourage the matriculants. 

“Allow God to use you and work through you to read and achieve your full potential.”  She went on to preach, “You can break the boundaries, break the chains, break the curse – I can press on even through hard circumstances.”

MEC Fundile Gade joined the prayer service virtually and urged parents, teachers, stakeholders and all government officials to support all learners through the upcoming exams. 

“Let us create a conducive environment for each learner in the Eastern Cape to write their final exams.  Learn hard and we wish you the best of luck.”

Chief Director for Examinations and Assessments, Mzimhle Mabona said, “Better is an end of a thing then the beginning.”  The matriculants are now in the end phase of something they started 12 years ago. 

Mabona recognized critical role players and said,’ “As the Department, we would like to appreciate all the people that have been and still are pillars of strength to the class of 2021.”

Head of Department, Naledi Mbude lit candles for all the fallen “Education Giants” who played a key role in today’s education system.  In loving memory of Mandla Makapula. Temba Kojana, Loyiso Pulumani, Nyameko Tshibo and many many more.

Reverends prayed for each of the existing education districts in the Eastern Cape for all learners to be ready for their final exams, have fresh minds and do their very best to reach their highest potential.

Good luck to the class of 2021

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