Toko Moniwa retires after 39 years in Public Service
A seasoned educator who joined the Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDoE) in 1976 as an assistant teacher and grew through the echelons of the education system, Tokozile Moniwa was bid farewell by her colleagues at a lush function, held recently in East London.
As a hard working educator, she became the head of department in Languages and Humanities, and was soon promoted intoa deputy principal. She excelled in that and was later promoted into a school principal.
Moniwa, an Honors graduate from the University of South Africa, continued advancing in her career, and became an Education Development Officer (EDO)for a number of years. Most recently, she became the Chief Education Specialist at the District Coordination Management in Cluster C. She worked in this capacity for a period of ten years until her retirement on 30 November.
Pumla Gxuluwe, joined Cluster C almost two years back, praised Moniwa for her helpfulness in the office, her passion for detail in her work and intolerance of poor performance. Speaker after speaker remarked that, Toko, as she was affectionately known to her colleagueswould be sorely missed for her resolve in improving the service to the people of the Eastern Cape, this was visible in her work with the different projects she was involved in.
Moniwa’s has left an indelible markin the department that will never be forgotten, these were the words of the Chief Director: Cluster C, Khaya Ngaso. He stressed,that a person’s significance is on leaving a mark; “no individual has a right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving behind a distinct and an authenticmark. You have made your mark, he concluded.”
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