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Pupil represents a Dutywa school provincially

By zandisiwe poltin - Nov 6, 2015
Pupil represents a Dutywa school provincially

Bangiso Senior Primary School learner in Dutywa, Okuhle Nyathela, has made her school proud after bringing home a trophy for coming second at a career dress-up competition that was held on the 23rd of October in East London.

Learners across the province were encouraged to choose a career path that they would like to follow after school and present the information to a panel of judges.

The 13-year old Nyathela was selected to represent Mbashe District following a series of preliminary competitions starting from within schools leading to the provincial event.

The seemingly shy Nyathela told RNews that she chose to dress up as a policewoman because she would like to become one when she grows up.

“I just love the work that the police do. That is why I want to be a policewoman when I grow up... to help in the community,” Nyathela said.

There were three clusters and 23 districts from all over the Eastern Cape present at the competition.

Okuhle said she had fun at the completion, while she also learned a lot.

Miss Mbukuqu, a teacher at Bangiso Primary said the school is impressed by the achievement of one of their learners.

“This is touching. No one thought we would get a winner from our school. It is indeed a happy moment for us,” she said.

According to Mbukuqu, there were two learners to compete in the provincial competition from the school; however, the other one didn’t make it.

Mbukuqu said it was through the help from the local police that Okuhle made it.

“We are very grateful to the police who assisted us with the necessary information on the career. They dedicated their time for us. We thank them.”

Photo credit: EC Police Service