The Botswana Accountancy College (BAC) has vowed to play a significant role in turning Nxakato JSS into a learning institution of excellence. BAC Francistown Campus Manager, Gape Maplanka, made this commitment during the school’s 2017 prize giving ceremony recently. In April this year, BAC and Nxakato JSS management signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the college to help improve the school’s academic performance. Hence BAC sponsored the school’s prize giving ceremony for 2017 at the value of P20 000. “By doing this, we want to turn the school into a school of excellence. BAC is known for excellence, hence our unmatched desire to be associated with superiority,” said Maplanka. Maplanka said the intention is to create a culture of competition amongst students. “With this kind of appreciation proffered to best performing students, there is no doubt that learners will aim for a 100 percent mark. Such an ambitions high mark will result in good performance of the school,” said Maplanka. Last year, Nxakato recorded a 40.8 percent quality pass rate, which is average. Their target for this year is 60 percent, if not, more. “With the good relationship between teachers and students alongside the supportive parents, it is an achievable target,” said Maplanka. Nxakato school head Ruth Higgins ran out of words when describing the envisaged transformation likely to be brought about the relationship the school has glued with BAC. She said the students will definitely pull up their socks. “The prize giving ceremony of this magnitude is the first of its kind at Nxakato. This gives me more hope and trust that the school is making a breakthrough towards achieving the desired results,” she said. Parents Teachers Association (PTA) chairperson, Kwape Samuel, pleaded with the parents to play a significant role in the education of their children.