Schools to ‘catch up’ on SA radio

2010-07-29 00:00

STARTING tomorrow, matriculants will have the unique opportunity to engage in live radio classes.

The SA Broadcasting Corporation, which initiated the Schools Catch-up Campaign, says this is one of the ways it plans to re-ignite the school spirit among matriculants, helping them to prepare for the approaching examinations.

The head of group communications, Kaizer Kganyago, said the project rides on the 1Goal campaign that called for commitment to education for all during the Fifa World Cup.

“The recent World Cup left many South Africans with hope and excitement for a better country. That is how the Schools Catch-up Campaign was born. The project was underpinned by the fundamental values of national reconstruction and development. We felt that the ideologies of the 1Goal campaign should go beyond the World Cup,“ said Kganyago.

“The Schools Catch-up Campaign aims to develop a culture and attitude that promotes quality teaching and learning for better results, which will constitute the improvement of the final matric results,” he added.

Radio learning programmes will consist of 45-minute slots across all SABC public service stations. In KZN, these include Ukhozi and Lotus FM. National stations which will air the programmes are SAFM and Radio 2000.

Kganyago said the target subjects are accounting, mathematics, science, business stu­dies, English, economics and agricultural sciences.

They will be offered in all 11 official languages. Schedules will be announced on radio before the launch and airing times will be available on the stations’ websites.

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