Misukukhanya Primary School wins big with Growsmart

Author: Thando Ngcume
Date: 28 November 2023

Eastern Cape Department of Education working with the Growsmart Company and ISchoolAfrica handover ultimate prize of R350 000 worth, Computer Mobile Lab and Educational resources to Misukukhanya Senior Primary School as they came up top in the Eastern Cape Literacy and numeracy competition.

The recognition of excellence event was held to celebrate the primary focus of the programme, which is to create the best education platform for our learners by improving their learners in literacy and numerical skills.

Addressing the purpose of the gathering was the Misukukhanya SPS Principal, Sikhumbuzo Wilson, he said, "Today we are here to celebrate the achievement of our 3 learners (Likhakha Pongco, Qhayiyalam Boya and Inam Nyikana) hard work throughout the competition to get 1st prize against seven (7) schools from various education districts."

Additionally, Sikhumbuzo said, "It is remarkable to be here to honor the evidence of good teaching and learning in our school, as we worked tirelessly to put our school on the Map."

ISchoolAfrica Programme leader, Yvette Nayager said "The rights of every child to read and count campaign goes beyond the Presidents call of ensuring all children aged 10 can read for meaning, therefore today we are here to handover the best technical resources to the department to motivate learners to read and count."

Speaking on behalf of the Learners was Inam Nyikana, Misukukhanya SPS in Grade 6, she said,  "We cry tears of joy, as we managed to get 1st price, competing against one of the best schools in the Province, It was never easy, but through hardwork and team spirit today we are here to celebrate the testimony of our dedicated teachers and I can say that we are blessed to have teachers that believed in us."

"Let me also take the opportunity to give applause to the Education Department, GrowthSmart Company and ISchoolAfrica for coming up with these important programmes that motivate   learners and hope that they continue supporting us," concluded Inam.