Despite having overcrowded classrooms and poor infrastructure, Mbilwi Secondary School in Limpopo has once again come out tops in the fields of maths and science.
Principal Cedric Lidzhade says the school manages to stimulate interest in pure mathematics and has fast become South Africa's breeding ground for excellent future scientists, boasting an impressive matric pass rate of 95% or more every year for over a decade.
Top 2015 matriculant Hamandashe Mathivha made the school proud and received the national award for the best results in physical science and mathematics.
Hamandashe is the best learner in physical science, from Musina to Cape Town.— Cedric Lidzhade, principal of Mbilwi secondary school
Listen to the full conversation from The Redi Tlhabi Show:
I was attracted to Mbilwi Secondary School because it is known for its achievements and for producing top learners.— Hamandashe Mathivha, top 2015 Mbilwi matric pupil
The teachers are very dedicated. They offered holiday classes and made sacrifices for us to learn and get the best help we need to maintain the excellent standard of the school.— Hamandashe Mathivha, top 2015 Mbilwi matric pupil
Educators are motivated and they focus on preparing pupils from an early foundation at Grade 9.— Cedric Lidzhade, principal of Mbilwi secondary school
@RediTlhabi I'm intears listening to ur interview the discipline in that school is amazing. U work hard from day1& failing is not an option— Takalani Ravele (@TakalaniRavele) January 18, 2016
This is such an amazing interview. I am in awe!!! Oh, and the Principal's humility is just out of this world. @RediTlhabi— iTukela (@iTukela) January 18, 2016
What an inspirational story from the Principal of Mbilwi High @RediTlhabi— Matsobane Lebelo (@matsobanelebelo) January 18, 2016