ANCWL HOLDS EXAM PRAYER
By: Sthabiso Mdledle
The African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) held an examination prayer for primary and high schools at the Clermont Sports Hall on Thursday.
The aim of the gathering was to bring together local pastors, the community and schools to pray for learners as the exams are starting.
Attendees highlighted the importance of education and success that comes with being educated.
Mqhele High School Principal, Londy Biyela, encouraged learners to pass their matric so that they can be employable in future.
She said that it is not a small thing to pass matric, therefore learners should embrace education.
“Our children have insufficient libraries, and sometimes shortage of teachers in their schools, but they are still determined to write exams.
Therefore, in this moment let us pray for our metric, teenage pregnancy in schools and the other obstacles that hinder the education of our youth,” added Biyela.
Reverend Sandile Ngiba of the Lutheran Church said that it is harvesting time for the learners and that it is time to rip what they sow since the beginning of the year.
Event organizer Mumsy Zulu, a schoolteacher and an active member of the ANCWL, said that they saw the need for the prayer since most learners encounter problems when it is time
for the exams.
“As a teacher, I know for a fact that most of our learners are either overcome by fear and get sick before the exams start, or there will be evil spirits attacking them thus causing them not
to be able to write exams,” said Zulu.
She added that the event was a success and that they are grateful to the pastors who took their time to come and bless the learners with a prayer.
Sphelele Majola (18), a grade 12 learner from Mqhele High School, said that he was happy that the prayer occurred, and that it brings hope that they will pass their matric.
“I feel like I have already passed, we are blessed. I really hope that the ones behind us will get the same opportunity. It is very helpful and brings hope,” added Majola.