Prof Jansen to talk on teaching challenges in SA

2016-03-17 06:00
=Prof Jonathan Jansen, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Free State will be in Uitenhage on Tuesday.    Photo: SURIKA FOURIE

=Prof Jonathan Jansen, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Free State will be in Uitenhage on Tuesday. Photo: SURIKA FOURIE

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A fundraising event with Professor Jona-than Jansen as guest speaker, will take place on Tuesday, March 22, at VW People- Pavilion in Uitenhage.

A very common occurrence in our communities is that matriculants pass matric and owing to financial challenges, this is where their dream ends.

The purpose of this fund-raising event is to set up a fund to where academically deserving and financially needy students can apply, even if it is just to pay their registration fees.

Ghauderen Coetzee-de Vos, an organiser of the event said they are appealing to schools, institutions, corporates and alumni associations to purchase a table of ten seats at R2 000 per table. Individuals also have the option of attending at R170 per person.

“Prof Jansen will make a short speech which will set the scene for comments and questions.

“The South African teaching environment is challenging and he might just be what some teacher-leaders and teachers need to uplift their spirits and to inspire doing ‘business unusual’,” said Coetzee-de Vos.

She explained that those involved with the trust would give further assistance to successful applicants in applying for bursaries and just some form of mentorship on overcoming the challenges that first year students face.

“Any matriculant who has proof of acceptance at any university in South Africa will be able to apply to this fund.

“This initiative is taking place as there is a need for individuals in our communities to do more in taking back our communities.”

  • The dinner event will start at 19:00. For more information contact Ghauderen Coetzee-de Vos on”073 793 1129 or Ghauderen.Coetzee@nmmu.ac.za (-Heilie Combrinck)

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