No more scramble to science lab

2018-05-24 06:01
School principal Fezile Mguqulwa cuts the ribbon while SAME Foundation CEO Trevor Pols and proportional representation Councillor Ncumisa Mahangu looks on during the opening of the Science lab.          PHOTOS: UNATHI OBOSE

School principal Fezile Mguqulwa cuts the ribbon while SAME Foundation CEO Trevor Pols and proportional representation Councillor Ncumisa Mahangu looks on during the opening of the Science lab. PHOTOS: UNATHI OBOSE

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Staff members and learners at Zimasa Primary School in Langa were exhilarated when the doors of the science laboratory first opened on Friday.

The lab, which will accommodate about 50 learners, was a donation by the South African Medical and Education Foundation(Samef).

Fezile Mguqulwa, school Principal, said the lab is going to add value to the learners and community at large.

“The science lab will allow learners to work as a team and that will lead them to important discoveries that they can utilise in future. And it is important for the learners to come up with solution to their findings,” he said.

Mguqulwa said science has made significant contribution in health by providing treatment for various diseases.

Trevor Pols, Samef CEO, said the lab will assist learners and create quality education for the school.

“We are trying to create a quality education for everybody and also improve the standard of education in the province. We also want to ensure that educators have all the necessary equipment,” he said as he urged them to look after the equipment.

Science educator Asanda Ralarala said the lab will be life-changing to the learners.

“We used to teach theory only, because we had no equipment. But, now I’m glad that they will see what we are talking about because we will be able to make experiments. And I believe it will excite them and make them enjoy classes,” she said.

Grade nine learner Xolelwa Mthintelwa,15, said the lab has enough space, and the days of pushing and shoving were now a thing of the past.

“We were using one science kit, which made it difficult for some of us to see, because we were pushing one other ... We will now be able to focus in class,” she said.

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