Despite the many challenges faced by the Covid-19 pandemic last year, Mdantsane students taking part in the Promaths after-school tuition programme being run out of the Kutlwanong Centre for Maths, Science and Technology managed to secure impressive pass results following the 2020 final exams.
The group of 60 learners from around the Eastern Cape achieved a 100% pass rate in both maths and physical science, with a 63% and 67% average respectively. There were 13 distinctions for maths and 22 distinctions for physical science.
Among the hard-working pupils were Khulani Commercial High School student Likhona Mnyamana scored an impressive 98% for maths and 97% for physical science, while fellow Khulani student Faith Tonnie earned an 86% and 90% for maths and physical science respectively.
From Wongalethu High School in Mdantsane Unit 2, Liphelo Morris worked hard for a 86% for maths and 87% for physical science.
“Aside from the vital skills gap that maths and science education fills, many people overlook the real-world, day-to-day needs these vital subjects play in our ordinary living, such as helping us to problem solve, or reason logically, or challenge our thinking,” said Kutlwanong CEO Tumelo Mabitsela.
“Ultimately, our dream as an organisation is to see black underprivileged learners moving up through the ranks and going on to pursue careers in engineering, finance, science, maths and technology. Nothing makes me happier than when I hear about professionals in these fields who once benefited from being on one of our extra-tuition programmes.”