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Minister congratulates St Joseph’s College

Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, Mr Tshekedi Khama has congratulated St Joseph’s College for the 2015 BGCSE results. 

Speaking at the school’s results celebration ceremony on May 20, Mr Khama stated that the school managed to finish in position one because of the hard work from students, parents and support staff. 

“I honour St Joseph’s College for upholding their values in achieving excellence and I call on you to be an example and teach others to be top achievers,” said the minister.

Mr Khama said, “St Joseph’s spirituality is such an inspiration because it has driven the school to produce disciplined students.” 

The minister said he was humbled that his visit to the school in 2014 meant so much to him adding that he was received with love and sincerity. 

He said leaders must be cognizant of their responsibilities in society and do the right things because people were depending on them. 

Children of this generation are different in the sense that they ask a lot of questions and demand answers therefore urged parents and teachers to be open with their children, he said. 

Mr Khama was also pronounced the school patron of which he noted that he was humbled to be the school patron. 

The school principal, Ms Connie Male said she appreciated the contribution made by the Roman Catholic Church which worked tirelessly to ensure that there was peace and tranquillity in the school. 

She indicated that in the past the school faced financial constraints and the church assisted. 

The principal stated that for St Joseph’s College to have obtained first position in the past four years was testimony that they believed in excellence as per their theme “Excellence is a habit.” 

Ms Male thanked the former principal for instilling the culture of excellence which she said made transition easy. ENDS

Source : BOPA

Author : Portia Ikgopoleng

Location : GABORONE

Event : Celebration dinner

Date : May 22 Sun,2016

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