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Fri 6 February 2015
O.R. TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SUPPORTS THE EKURHULENI NORTH DISTRICT TO REWARD ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

6 February 2015, Johannesburg – O.R. Tambo International Airport yesterday partnered with the  Gauteng Department of Basic Education’s for the second time to host the annual Ekurhuleni North District Awards at Emperors Palace.

This year, the ceremony , which is aimed at rewarding academic excellence, recognised 60 learners and 92 educators. The North district covers areas such as Tembisa, Kempton Park, Edenvale, Bedfordview, Benoni, parts of Wattville, Daveyton, Actonville, Kingsway and Primrose.
Mr Ephraim Tau, the District Director announced proudly that, “the district has excelled by ranking 3rd out of 86 districts in the country.” He added that the district had achieved a commendable 88,74% pass rate and that the quality of the passes had also improved.

“We are proud of you, the class of 2014 for working tirelessly and achieving great results. Always remember to make the right choices to avoid being statistics of first-year failures”, added Advocate Alison Bengtson, the Chief Director for the Ekudibeng Cluster.

Ms Bongiwe Pityi, the General Manager of O.R. Tambo International Airport gave insight into O.R. Tambo International Airport’s involvement as a caring and responsible corporate citizen. One of the airport’s socio-economic development focus areas is education. “Education opens doors. As an airport, we have many interventions in place that are geared towards ensuring that learners in our disadvantaged communities receive the necessary support to deal with their daily challenges. This ensures that their only responsibility is to study hard and get good results,” said Pityi.


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Email: neo.callis@airports.co.za

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