By: Pioneer Correspondent
An emotional farewell ceremony for foundation phase educator, brought tears to fellow colleagues and learners at an institution she has been affiliated with for 22 years.
On 31st October, Mathematics educator for the foundation phase at Iphuteng, Miss Modulane Maria Ramodike was honored with an emotional farewell ceremony, to share some of the legacies she leaves behind at Iphuteng Primary School, 17th Avenue Vincent Tshabalala Road, Alexandra Township (were the ceremony was held).
Approximately 800 learners were seated at the school’s assembly area to bid farewell to an icon they considered not only an educator, but also as a mother who will now be serving as a math facilitator, for the district. Nhlanlha Khubeka, a grade 1 learner said that she will greatly Miss Ramodike as she was a person she could trust and confide in. “I never liked math, but ever since Miss Ramodike has been single teaching me, I now enjoy every one of my Math classes,” Nhlanhla said with great emotion.
Fellow educator and colleague, Miss Malapile described Ramodike, as a source of encouragement to all her colleagues. “We are blessed for having had shared experiences which never bared dull moments with you. Your enthusiasm and tenacity was reflected in everything you do. We wish you all the best in your endeavors and hope all your goals and ambitions will be fulfilled’, she added.
Echoing the same sentiment, school principal Mike Thobejane described Ramodike as a beacon of hope who contributed immensely to the development of Iphuteng learners. “For the past 21 years that I have had the privilege of working with Miss Ramodike, I have acknowledged that she is an asset of this school, this province and the country as a whole.’ Thobejane added that the district made a good decision by appointing Ramodike as a facilitating representative. “The district office could not have selected a better candidate, she has not only made the School proud but she has also made the Alexandra community proud,” Thobejane said in conclusion.
This story was originally published in October, 2014.