A new virtual school will allow kids to get school lessons at Ster-Kenikor cinemas

By Drum Digital
09 March 2017

Taking your children to the cinema might be exactly what they need to pass at school.

Going to the cinema is a favourite past-time for teenagers and now they can go to the cinema to boost their education for better career opportunities.

Primestar Marketing is a company that focuses on youth development and their virtual schools will help Grade 9 – 12 high school learners by having virtual classes that will be screened at Ster-Kinekor cinemas in all nine provinces in South Africa. The location of the cinemas involved will be confirmed closer to the time.

The subjects that will be covered are Maths and Science, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy and also offer them Career Guidance.

Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, has endorsed the programme, which she says is an initiative that will assist South African learners to perform above their academic expectations and to become meaningful contributors to the economy.

The Department of Small Business Development says the initiative is in line with government’s 2030 National Development Plan’s vision of job creation and skills development.

The material that students will be learning comes from leading universities and instructors such as The University of Witwatersrand, Regenesys Business School and GIBS.

Pencil in the following dates and make a note of the different programmes that will be screened:

  • Financial Literacy, SMARTBUCKS: 6 May 2017- 3 June 2017.

  • Career Guidance, MY FUTURE MY CAREER: 7 May 2017 – 18 June 2017.

  • Entrepreneurship, STEP UP 2 A START UP: 5 August 2017 – 2 September 2017.

  • Maths and Science, eduCate 2017: 6 August 2017 – 1 October 2017.

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