Pupils benefit from winter holidays tutorials

2016-07-27 06:00

THE Sappi KwaDukuza Resource Centre successfully implemented its Grade 12 tutorial programme in mathematics, physical sciences and technology during the winter holidays.

“This dynamic programme focused on pupils from Qoqulwazi Secondary, Shakaskraal Secondary and Nonhlevu Secondary School. The response was overwhelming,” said SAPPI – KwaDukuza Resource Centre IT facilitator and projects co-ordinator Sabelo Gumede.

He said a strict selection process was followed when pupils were recruited during visits to their respective schools where the programme was outlined.

“Pupils had to complete an application form and thereafter attend orientation.
“The programme commenced on 4 July and a timetable was created for maths, science, careers and basic computing classes,” Gumede said.

He said the Avon Peaking Power Plant sponsored the programme by covering transport costs for each pupil as well as refreshments.

Gumede said Mr T. Woodraj from the Department of Education took part in the programme’s proceedings by counselling pupils about the importance of obtaining good results at the end of the year and the benefits of acquiring a tertiary education.

“In the maths and science classes, the tutors covered topics which the pupils found difficult to grasp. Computer theory and practical lessons were also covered with the pupils, where they had to learn basic components, word processing and using the internet. Career building classes helped the pupils gain some insight into different career fields and learning skills,” Gumede said.

One of the pupils who attended the programme said she was grateful for the opportunity as it helped her gain knowledge and understanding of her subjects.

Gumede said the SAPPI – KwaDukuza Resource Centre would like to thank the tutors who sacrificed their time to ensure the programme was a success.

“On behalf of the resource centre, we would like to thank the principals of the participating schools for attending, and the staff for putting this programme together as it will continue during October holidays,” he said.

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