This week marks a momentous achievement in many of our learners' lives as Matric 2014 results were officially released at schools across KwaZulu Natal.
Over 500000 learners wrote the national examination which, for many, is the key that will unlock a vast array of opportunities for a successful future.
Throughout each year, the KZN Science Centre works with matric learners via various initiatives that are aimed at imparting science practical experience, offering supplementary learning and preparing learners with skills and confidence to approach their matric examinations.
The SAPREF Saturday Schools Intervention is one such example. This programme sees Grade 12 learners being assisted with mathematics, physical science, Engineering Graphic & Design (EGD) and life science through supplementary teaching. The focus of this programme is to increase the contact time of learners with the curriculum content and to focus on improving their understanding so that they can achieve good results.
Ms Kim Dlaminiof the Umlazi Township is one such learner who has been an active participant in the programme and has gone on to achieve 6 distinctions, 4 of which are in the areas offered within our programme. "The learning programme helped me to improve my marks and understand my work better especially the subjects that were not easy to grasp," she explains.
Another successful participant is Ms Nonkululeko Linda who achieved 4 distinctions, 2 of which are in areas offered within the programme.
When asked about the 2014 results, Chief Executive Officer, Ms Candice Potgieter, said: "It is with great pride that The KZN Science Centre acknowledges these learners. Not only are these young ambassadors for science but they are also testament to the extensive commitment and dedication of The KZN Science Centre and our funders and partners."
To these and all learners who have managed to excel in matric 2014, we say Congratulations!