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Dept to implement study groups

2010-08-18 17:33

Johannesburg - The Gauteng department of education said on Wednesday that it will implement study groups to continue learning during the public sector strike.

"Under these conditions, the best way to learn is to establish voluntary study groups where learners can help each other go through past papers and study notes," said provincial MEC for education, Barbara Creecy, at a media briefing in Johannesburg.

Creecy said the department had printed 40 000 sets of study material to use.

The department is also distributing self explanatory guidelines on how to set up study groups.

The department is appealing for parents, community members and community organisations to volunteer their time to lead the study groups and assist learners.

"What we are trying to do is have a decentralised approach that emphasises community involvement."