Accounting winter school to boost learners’ results

2016-05-26 06:00
=Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University commerce students (from left) second-year Luthando Mbaza, third-years Roxanne Weiss and Jessica Chemaly, and second-year Sumaiya Moses, will be tutors at this year’s Accounting Winter School programme for Grade 11s and 12s.                   Photo: NICKY WILLEMSE

=Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University commerce students (from left) second-year Luthando Mbaza, third-years Roxanne Weiss and Jessica Chemaly, and second-year Sumaiya Moses, will be tutors at this year’s Accounting Winter School programme for Grade 11s and 12s. Photo: NICKY WILLEMSE

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NelsonMandela Metropolitan University’s Accounting Winter School programme, geared towards helping Grade 11 and 12 pupils improve their marks and their chances of attending university, boasts an impressive track record.

Almost a third of the on average 500 pupils who attend the Grade 12 winter school successfully registered for degrees or diplomas at NMMU.

An analysis comparing their June matric results with their December results has revealed that many of them shot up by as much as 30%. Overall, more than half showed improved results from June to December.

Lyle Ressouw from Uitenhage, one of the Winter School’s top achievers in 2014, came third in the province overall in December 2015. This year’s week-long Accounting Winter School for Grade 12s, sponsored by Deloitte, takes place from 4 to 8 July, while the 4 day Grade 11 winter school, sponsored by PricewaterhouseCooper, takes place from 4 to 7 July.

Ansulene Prinsloo, NMMU Accounting 1 lecturer and coordinator of NMMU’s Accounting Winter School programme said, “The main aim of the Accounting Winter Schools is to help learners obtain higher admission points scores (APS), which is their entrance ticket to higher education.”

NMMU second-year BCom Rat (Computer Science) student Luthando Mbaza, attended the winter school said, “The tutorials helped me realise that I needed to understand accounting, not just memorise it.”

The Grade 12 winter school covers the entire matric curriculum, while the Grade 11 school covers the four main topics of the Grade 11 Accounting curriculum.

“The foundation of Grade 11 is so important – if this foundation is not solid enough, learners are going to battle in Grade 12. Pupils don’t realize the importance of their Grade 11 marks – these also have to be sent in with their forms when applying to study at a university,” said Prinsloo.

In addition to providing funding to cover the operating costs of the schools, Deloitte and PwC are donating files for every attendee, as well as 60 lucky draw prizes. There will also be prizes for the top three participants as well as the most improved pupil. These include a Samsung Galaxy Tablet and gift vouchers.

  • Attendance for the Grade 11 or Grade 12 Accounting Winter Schools costs R60 per learner. Application forms are available at the website (http://accounting.nmmu.ac.za), alternatively contact the Marketing and Engagement Team on 041 504 2620/4690 for more information. (-Reporter)

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