Programme to boost matric results in place

2017-02-22 06:01
PHOTO: nokuthula khanyile Zibukezulu High School pupils at the launch of the extra lessons programme.

PHOTO: nokuthula khanyile Zibukezulu High School pupils at the launch of the extra lessons programme.

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IN an effort to improve matric results, Gr8 Impact Lifestyle, a community based organisation has partnered with six Imbali schools and will run an outreach extra lessons programme to assist pupils.

The programme provides extra lessons, either after school or on Saturdays, in all subjects for pupils in Grade 11 and Grade 12 and will be taught by professionals in their field.

Gr8 Impact Lifestyle’s project co-ordinator Sandile Shange said they decided to partner with the Imbali Alumni Association, which had already started initiating these extra lessons from last year.

“We got involved because we recognise this programme will improve pupils’ marks and help them understand their subjects better. We didn’t want to reinvent the wheel, rather we want to support what successful projects exist by partnering with the association that already provides academic support.”

Shange said they will have professionals who will teach pupils while also providing career guidance and helping prepare them for the tertiary education environment.

Founder of Gr8 Impact Lifestyle, Thobekile Ndlovu, said this project is their way of giving back to the community and opening a platform for leaders to emerge.

“We felt there was a gap in the education system especially in African schools where not enough career guidance is offered. The lessons will be adding on what the schools are doing. We will be working according to the schools’ syllabus. The aim is to help them make wise career choices and also boost their marks to enter university.”

Ndlovu said the extra lessons will provide a relaxed environment where pupils will engage with the subject advisers on difficult subjects.

“We hope this intervention will prove to be as successful as we wish it to be and that we will make a meaningful impact in the education system with the time and dedication we’ll put in.”

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