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Africa Teen Geeks launches National Tutoring Campaign Education to assist learners ahead of the final examinations

Africa Teen Geeks (ATG) in partnership with the UNICEF and University of Johannesburg will be running a National Tutoring Campaign (NTC) to support Department of Basic Education (DBE) key initiatives aimed at increasing the pass rate of 2021 school calendar year. Covid-19 continues to impact on learning and teaching, this is highlighted by the decline in school attendance rates which is reported to have dropped from a high of 98% in Government High Schools (GHS) 2018 to 94% in April/May 2021. According to NIDS-CRAM findings, about 650,000 to 750,000 children aged 7 to 17 years old were not attending school by May 2021.

NTC aims to aims to achieve the below objectives and assist as below:

National online tutoring

The National Tutoring Online campaign enables virtual continuation of STEM subjects; mathematics, information technology (IT), physical sciences and life science which will ensure that our current cohort of learners continue to learn in the comfort of their own homes following a pre-set timetable.

The classes will run on Saturdays from 14 August 2021 to 6 November 2021, and for Grades 10 to 12. The classes will be introducing learners to effective strategies of studying while engaging in revisions by going though previous question papers and other material. Learners can register here:

Virtual psychosocial learner and student support

Understanding that 2021 was full of uncertainties for our learners, students, and their families. Africa Teen Geeks with the support of UJ professors have sought to provide educational and psychosocial support in a virtual manner. After each academic session we will have a mentor discussing wellness issues

Teacher support and leadership development

While learners are at the centre of all activities and interventions, the organisation realises the importance of teacher support and leadership development. We will do this by creating podcasts aimed at personal development and peer collaboration as well as supporting the integration of ICT into the classroom

Dates: 14 August to 6 November 2021
Venue: Virtual on Saturdays
Grades: 10-12

For further information, interview requests or any questions and queries, please contact:

Company: Africa Teen Geeks (ATG)
Contact Person: Seipei Shole

10 Aug 2021 17:32