On the 18th of October 2017, Adams College, one of the Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) incubator schools held its annual prize giving ceremony. The event was aimed at regconizing academic excellence and to encourage learners to produce good results. Seven of the MKI’s bursary holders were amongst those who were awarded with the certificates for academic achievements.
During the awarding ceremony, the school principal Mr Thulani Khumalo affirmed that their annual prize giving event seek to celebrate learner’s academic excellence while also motivating those that are not doing well to pull up their socks. “We are gathered here to celebrate these young boys and girls who have made both their parents and school proud, they have domostrated the will to win, the hunger to succeed, and detimination to achcieve their goals. They understand very clearly that hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard,” He said. He further indicated that most of their awardees are talended, however they have put much efforts and hard work for them to be recocognised for their academic excellence.
South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) representative, Mr Nhlanhla Mmgwengwe also shared Mr Khumalo’s sentiment by sharing words of wisdom “To whom much is given, much is expected”, a lot has been invested to you, and all that is expected from you is to perfom, no apologies will be accepted, and you don’t have have to cheat but you have to work hard,” He emphasised. He also encouraged learners to always remember their background whenever they feel demotivated to study.
The ceremony was not only aimed at recognising academic excellence, but to also acknowledge the extra talent that is demonstrated by learners.
MKI, SADTU, Sekela Xabiso and Imbeleko foundation were among organisations that were invited by the school.