POLOKWANE | Limpopo-based young and vibrant Educator, Daphney ‘Rethabile Masutha’ from Sekgosese under Mopani District, bags an Excellence Award in teaching Physical Science in the province.
Daphney was awarded in the provincial leg of the 21st National Teaching Award, hosted at the Ranch Hotel in Polokwane.
She started her teaching in 2016, this year marks five years in the field of education with accolades.
Daphney told Pursuit Media that she has always regarded teaching (education) as her calling. Her ambitions has always been to make Physical Science an easy subject, as perceived to be difficult by many learners.
“Education is my calling, particularly as a Physical Science educator. I’ve always wanted to make this subject to be simple; hence I’m giving all my best to it all the time,” she said.
She said as a young educator, she is willing to serve with passion, trustworthy and willing to mentor young teachers to contribute to the sector.
Adding that education goes beyond teaching but, to educate people which is like serving God through the profession.
Daphney told Pursuit Media, she has always thought she wanted to be in health, but due to her mathematics marks, she couldn’t be admitted. Adds on, that the following year she applied for education at a later stage she realised this is her right field to be in.
“I’ve almost made a mistake, but I’ve realised education was my calling because I have always been passionate about it from high school days,” told Dephney.
She said the award received as an encouragement to do more and give back to the community through profession. According to Daphney, these types of awards gives courage for them to want to give more in the field.
Daphney is grateful for achievement and recognition for Department of Education in Limpopo as best Physical Science educator.