In 2020, South Africa’s education system has experienced a seismic shift with thousands of families deciding to adopt homeschooling full-time amid the ongoing pandemic.
South Africa’s biggest homeschooling provider, Impaq, has seen its number of learners swell from 19 000 at the beginning of the year to over 25 000 currently.
The families who have made the switch from traditional schooling to home education this year have adapted quickly to this changing landscape.
This is no surprise when considering that it’s never been easier to learn from home. The support that one gets from providers such as Impaq goes a long way in ensuring that there is structured and quality education in the home environment.
However, many learners and parents who have switched to homeschooling may still find that they need in-person support from time to time, while still retaining the flexibility of the homeschooling set-up.
This is where Optimi Group, the company which owns Impaq, has seen an opportunity to build out flexible campus facilities that can be used by Grade 10-12 homeschooling learners, or even schoolgoing learners who are seeking additional help.
Aptly named Optimi Campus, these facilities aim to provide quality education at an affordable price.
The first Optimi Campus opened in Lynwood, Tshwane earlier this year. The second campus will soon be opening in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, with open days planned for 5 December 2020 as well as 21-23 January 2021.
Flexible learning environment
The new campus in Auckland Park will be modern in every respect, with cutting edge technology and high-quality interiors, making it comfortable and relaxed for learners.
Optimi Campus in Johannesburg is positioned in the trendy Media Mills precinct, which is across the road from the well-known 44 Stanley development.
Learners at Optimi Campus don’t need uniforms and there are no school bells. Learners can study at their own pace, at their own time and choose when they want to get assistance from our top team of tutors.
The tutors make use of modern technology to live-stream classes from other campuses or to play recordings of online lessons hosted by education specialists.
Other features of the facility include examination and invigilation services, an online portal for progress monitoring, as well as the ability to complete assessments in a controlled environment.
The Campus further embraces allowing students to express their individuality. This means that they can convey their personal beliefs, values, and ethics in a safe and secure space.
The Campus is the ideal solution for homeschoolers who are seeking additional academic support on their flexible learning journey. It’s also a good fit for learners who excel in sport and who need flexibility between training and schooling.
For Matric learners who need to do rewrites, the facility is a good option for them to improve upon their results, and then apply to study in their chosen field.
All of these factors make Optimi Campus a unique concept that could show the way forward for schooling going into the future.
Finally, for those who attend the Optimi Campus Auckland Park Open Days (on 5 December 2020 and 21-23 January 2021) and who have paid an enrolment fee, they stand a chance to win a bursary.
Visit www.optimicampus.co.za to find out more.
This post and content is sponsored, written and provided by Optimi.