Maths academy established in Imbali

2018-05-02 06:01
PHOTO: lethiwe makhanyaKhanya Bha Academy for Mathematics pupils with their teachers last Saturday.

PHOTO: lethiwe makhanyaKhanya Bha Academy for Mathematics pupils with their teachers last Saturday.

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ANON-PROFIT organisation called Khanya Bha Academy for Mathematics is determined to help pupils who struggle with the subject so that they can excel when they reach Grade 12 and be able to chose careers that are in demand.

This organisation, which consists of retired and present maths teachers, accommodates Grade 7 to Grade 10 pupils.

The lessons are free and are held on Saturdays at the Technical Vocational Education and Technology (TVET) College Plessislaer Campus from 8 am to 11 am.

The academy came into operation in March last year and has 77 pupils.

Their target is to have at least 100 pupils.

Rare Msomi, who is a retired teacher and a member of Khanya Bha Academy for Mathematics, told Echo that they decided to start the academy after noticing that most pupils do not get support when it comes to maths.

He said this subject is a problem and it makes pupils end up not being able to choose careers that are on demand.

“We want to draw the light in the subject and show pupils that maths is not really a difficult subject as people think. We start on Grade 7 because we want to prepare them so that when they get to Grade 10 they know which subjects to choose.

“We believe that in order for pupils to do well especially when they get to matric , you have to start them when they are still young. You can’t start giving extra maths lessons to Grade 11 and 12 pupils because it is a little bit late as everything is learnt in the previous grades. We encourage pupils to choose maths so that they will not be limited in their careers. We are here to help them with this subject,” he said.

The academy has seven teachers at the moment, and is also looking for other organisations to work with.Parents who would like their children to join can contact Mabongi Mtshali at 081 536 9168.

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