Pupils benefit from Idwala programme

2015-07-23 06:01
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MORE than 140 pupils from rural schools benefitted from the Idwala Carbonate Schools Intervention Programme 2015, co-ordinated by Insikayolwazi Community Resource Centre and the Department of Education (DoE).

DoE selected matric pupils doing maths, physical science and accounting from Galeni Secondary, Mthusi High, Nobammba, Tholimfundo, Sinomusa and Mbambi High.

The pupils had to revise and catch up on their syllabus in 10 days starting from 1 to 10 July.

The department then sourced 10 male teachers from around KwaZulu-Natal to conduct the lessons.

Pupil Sibabalo Qhele said the programme was very helpful.

“We thank the teachers for dedicating their time. They managed to cover work that would be covered in two terms,” said Sibabalo.

Sibabalo then asked Idwala if it was possible for a second revisal lesson could take place just before their final exams.

DoE’s Sthembiso Khanyile, also a mathematics subject adviser, encouraged­ pupils to focus from now on.

“Attitude equals 100%, if you substitute all the letters in the word with numbers it will equal to a 100, therefor I encourage all to take whatever you were taught here and move forward with a positive attitude and you will become experts and will achieve 100%.”

Khanyile thanked programme stakeholders and challenged Idwala to make this programme sustainable.

Glen Koster of Idwala Carbonates encouraged pupils telling them they are the slave to their own voice.

“You should not think that if you come from a bad background, you should not focus on that - one should focus on your future,” said Koster.

He said this year’s matriculants must thank Idwala by producing good results in their finals.

Koster said if the pupils pass well Idwala will fund next year’s matriculants as proposed by Khanyile

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