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31 March 2017

Rustenburg – Zinniaville Secondary School has once again proved to be a school of excellence.

On Saturday, 25 March 2017, at a Gala event held at the Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg, one of Zinniaville Secondary School’s most well deserving educators and principal walked away with accolades from the National Teachers Awards.

Mrs Fazlin Kola and Mr Abdull walking with a Guard of Honour.

A truly prestigious event with the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Jacob Zuma as well as the Minister of Education, Angie Motshekga and Deputy Minister of Education, Mr Enver Surty were amongst the dignitaries present.

Mrs Faziln Kola, Zinniaville Secondary School’s maths educator and Head of Department for Maths and Science, won the first prize in the category of Excellence in FET Maths. For this, she won a brand-new Chevrolet Spark vehicle, an additional R10 000.00 cash, a tablet, a smart phone, airtime and other smaller items.

From left; Mrs Kola (first position for Excellence in Maths); Mr Abdull (second position for Kader Asmal Award); and Ms Suliman (deputy principal). 

Mr Abdull, Principal of Zinniaville Secondary School, won the second prize in the Kader Asmal Category. Mr Abdull received R10 000.00 in cash, a smart phone and tablet as well as airtime and other smaller prizes. Although placed in second position, Mr Abdull is still number one in the eyes of the learners, teachers and SGB.

This momentous occasion was celebrated by everyone at Zinniaville Secondary School when both Mr Abdull and Mrs Kola were given a warm reception and ‘guard of honour’. Mrs Kola and Mr Abdull were beaming with pride when they were received with congratulatory shouts and applause.

Mrs Kola expressed her sentiments on winning the first prize for Excellence in Maths. She thanked the Almighty, her family, the learners and especially Mr Abdull – the driving force behind her participation in the NTA. “If it was not for our leader and principal, Mr Abdull, I would certainly not have been standing here today.”

In his acceptance speech, Mr Abdull thanked the Almighty, his family and lovely wife – without whom he could not have achieved the success he has today, as well as all the educators, SGB, staff and learners.

This is the second time in five years that Zinniaville Secondary School walked away with this prestigious award. 

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