MEC for Education Matsemela comforts family of drowned learner

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North West MEC for Education Mmaphefo Matsemela today visited the family of a Grade 11 learner from Michael Modisakeng Secondary School who drowned during a school trip this past weekend.

MEC MATSEMELA DETAILS WHAT TRANSPIRED

The learner confirmed as Amogelang Mokoena (21) died after drowning at Sparkling Waters Hotel.

A statement by the North West Department of Education revealed that the deceased learner drowned while attending a Life Skill Peer Education Seminar for boys at Sparkling Waters Hotel near Rustenburg on Saturday, 01 October 2022.

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“It is reported that the Peer Education Seminar was attended by 92 boys from Moretele and Madibeng sub-districts. In the morning the learners were engaged in different indoor activities and during lunch, they were given time to play soccer.”

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WHEN WAS HE NOTICED MISSING BY THE STAFF

It is alleged that the deceased disappeared without anyone’s notice and went on to jump inside the swimming pool.
Hotel guests who were close to the swimming pool reported to the authorities that a learner jumped inside the swimming pool. Immediately, the departmental officials rushed and took him out of the swimming pool. They tried to save his life by giving him cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) whilst waiting for the ambulance and his family.

The deceased learner Amogelang Mokoena (21). Photo: Michael Modisakeng Secondary/ Facebook.

Upon the arrival of the Emergency Service Unit, the learner was declared dead at the scene.

The MEC for Education, Mmaphefo Matsemela conveyed her heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
“On behalf of the department, I wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and the entire school community of Michael Modisakeng Secondary school. This unfortunate incident came unexpectedly.
The Grade 10 and 11 boy learners attended an important Peer Education Seminar which discussed topical issues like Gender Base Violence, prevention of teenage pregnancy, bullying in school, etc.
“The department is trying its best to educate boy learners about all topics affecting society negatively. The aim is to empower boys to be responsible adults when they leave school.”

MEC Matsemela added that a similar summit was hosted previously.

MICHAEL MODISAKENG SECONDARY SCHOOL MEETING

All educators, learners and stakeholders of Michael Modisakeng Secondary are expected to meet tomorrow to further deliberate on this tragedy.

This is a developing story.

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