The unpleasing educational results in the Kgatleng district have compelled Bakgatla royals to intervene as community leaders in order to restore the situation to normalcy.The royalty led by the regent, Kgosi Bana Sekai were roped in following a request from the Morafe and some parents who approached Sekai and asked him to intervene as they believe that their children at Molefi Senior Secondary School are not being sufficiently prepared for their final examinations.
Kgosi Sekai confirmed that indeed he met and had a meeting with the Education leadership in Kgatleng where the issue of non-performance and poor results in the district was raised. “Our meeting was prompted by the fact that I was approached by parents whose children are attending school at Molefi.
At the meeting we decided that we should come up with a road map that addresses all issues to help improve the results. Our agreed ideas are likely to be implemented at beginning of next year,” he said. Kereng Koko, Regional Education Officer also confirmed meeting Kgosi Sekai. “He (Sekai) called me to alert me of the situation. I did meet with the school head and his deputy alerted them of the parents’ complaints and or concerns.
I asked them to improve their supervision and we are still monitoring whether there will be any improvements,” said Koko.Meanwhile BG News has reliably learnt that the Molefi Secondary School principal has since written to his employers informing them of his intention to retire. Molefi parents are the second within the Bakgatla tribe to show concern over poor students’ results as well as demand that action be taken for those responsible.
Early this year the parents of Sedibelo Junior Secondary took the war directly to the education ministry succeeding in one instance to force the removal of a junior secondary school head teacher for non-performance.