South Africa is in the midst of a mathematics and science education crisis that challenges all key role-players.
SUNCEP is involved in several programmes that seek to provide supplementary education to learners who show potential to access tertiary education. These learners currently hail from the Northern and Western Cape.
Learners are given extra tuition by tutors who are selected in conjunction with the applicable provincial education department. These tuition sessions take place during the school holidays or on Saturdays when learners are given quality lessons in Mathematics, Natural and Physical Sciences. Currently, Literacy is part of one of the interventions.
These lessons aim to help learners achieve excellent results in the National Senior Certificate, thus enabling them to access tertiary education.
The programmes that SUNCEP currently manage are listed in the table below the pictures.
No. of learners
MaSci4Maties: Mathematics and Sciences for Maties
|North||Atlantis||Atlantis Secondary School||10,11,12||Mathematics, Physical Sciences||75||Saturday Schools|
|Winelands||Franschhoek||Groendal Secondary School||8,9,10||Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences||120||Holiday schools|
|Winelands||Worcester||Breërivier Secondary School||9,10,11||Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences||
|Winelands||Stellenbosch||Stellenbosch University||10,11,12||Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences||90||Holiday School|
NaMaSci: Namaqualand Mathematics and Sciences
|Northern Cape||Springbok||Namakwaland High School||10,11,12||Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences||90||Holiday schools|
LitNumHub: Literacy and Numeracy Hub
|Winelands||Worcester||Bothashalte Primary School||5,6,7||Afrikaans and Mathematics||75||Holiday Schools, Virtual Classes|
|West Coast||Vredendal region||different schools||7-12||Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences ||Approximately 2000||varied activities |
|Western Cape||Stellenbosch region||varying, between 25 and 30 schools per year||7-12||The development of research skills in different subjects|
School expos: many
Approximately 300 learners per year participate at the regional competition
|practical work sessions during the year and one regional competition|
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