Two hundred and fifty learners from disadvantaged high schools in KwaZulu-Natal will benefit from a week long Winter School Programme to be hosted by the College of Law and Management Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville Campus from June 30 until July 6.  

The Winter School Programme will be attended by 250 Grade 11 and 12 learners from various districts including Amajuba, Zululand, Ubonjeni, Vryheid and others.

The hosting of the Winter School Programmes is a proactive approach adopted by the College to ensure that when pupils reach tertiary level they are adequately prepared to handle the curriculum and to ensure that they graduate within the specified time and curb the high dropout rate due to poor academic performance.

The Programme will offer learners who are interested in pursuing a career in commerce additional tuition in Mathematics, English and Accounting which will enhance the pupil’s cognitive understanding and performance in these subjects.  The Programme is geared towards preparing the learners to perform better in their final examination which in turn will enable them to meet the high university entrance requirements with ease.

In addition to teaching and learning the Winter School Programme is designed in a multi-faceted manner aimed at equipping the participants with life skills in time management, leadership, study and examination preparation techniques. Pupils will participate in environmentally sustainable initiatives to sensitize them about the importance of preserving the environment for future generations.

The Programme will also create a platform for social interaction through sports and career guidance workshops to highlight career opportunities available to the pupils.

Professor Kriben Pillay, the College Dean of Teaching and Learning, said that all preparations have been made to provide a meaningful experience to learners who will be accommodated at the University residences on the Westville Campus. He added that the hosting of the learners was made possible through a generous sponsorship from the Citi Foundation.

Issued by the College of Law and Management Studies

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