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Midrand High SGB elected – Ward 92 councillor in the executive

Basic Education Department minister Angie Motshekga says according to research, schools with active SGBs excel in academic performance and learner well-being.

The election of the Midrand High School Governing Body (SGB) finally took place after two postponements.

The postponements were a result of alleged poor attendance.

Described as a ‘fair, free and transparent’ election by many parents, the governing body’s elections were held on March 16.

Although the attendance was not a true reflection of the number of learners at the school, those present elected the 2024 SGB executive consisting of nine members.
Their term in office will run until the 2027 academic year when the next elections will be held.

Ward 92 councillor Charmaine Ngoepe, Tebogo Lebeloane, Lunga Ndzotyana, DianeCheety, Freddie Shingange, Dominique Hoshe, Sipho Motaung, Zanoxolo Koyana and Samkelisiwe Mahonga were elected.

Parent Kgomotso Molefyane said it was important that parents and guardians participate in the elections and take an interest in their children’s education.

“It starts with loving your kid and being willing to know what is happening with their education. Parents need to show interest and know the SGB and how the school is run. Parents need to understand that the election of the SGB plays a critical role for the school, parents, teachers and learners as a whole,” said Molefyane.

Another parent Nozuko Yawa said the governing body plays a critical role. “The body ensures that the school is functioning optimally, whether academically, financially and socially. Appointments of any person into the school come via the body, and they are the backbone of good performing schools, so it is imperative for parents to engage in SGB elections,” added Yawa.

According to the Basic Education Department minister Angie Motshekga, research has shown that schools with active SGBs excel across various metrics, including academic performance, learner well-being, and community engagement.

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