The Board of Trustees descended to Tembisa to assess the impact of the AEL TISO Foundation Funded Mathematics and Physical Science Enhancement project on the schools involved. The Maths Centre implements the project.
The Venue for the event was Ingqayizivele Secondary School and all Members of the Board were present. Mr Simeon Kaba, the Special Projects Manager and Mr Mahlatse Mathole, the Corporate Services Manager from Maths Centre were also in attendance. Mr Kaba made welcome remarks and introduced the members of the Board of Trustees to all in attendance.
Primary schools were represented by Mr Teboho Mofokeng and Ms Bangani Kgotoke and the Secondary Schools were represented by Mrs Ellen Nkosi and Ms Eldah Mohlala from Boitumelong, Mr Farai Chigodora, Mr Siyabonga Nkosi, Mr Phuti Kabe, Mr Maila and Mrs Bridgette Mthombeni from Ingqayizivele Secondary.
A number of the Maths Centre Alumni learners from Local Universities graced the event. These were: Lucky Dhliwayo from UJ, Rufus Seopa and Katiso Mapena from Wits and Ditley Manamela and Tebogo Mhlongo from UP. They all had a chance to share their journey and experiences with the project activities during their time at high school.
Katleho Linde, Yonela Ralanti, Isaac Dliwayo and Kefentse Rachoene, all from Ingqayizivele, represented the current learners.
Mr Maebela, the Principal of the school welcomed everyone to their school and to the event. The teachers, Alumni learners and current learners all gave their testimonies about the project and the Maths Centre. They all spoke well of the project and the positive results the project is contributing.
The Maths Centre gave an overview of the successes of the project more especially on the average pass rates for Matric exams over the last four years. The Number of learners achieving level 4-7 was also presented. The numbers for Mathematics showed a cumulative increase year on year. In this category of passes, it was 48 learners in 2012 and then was 73 learners in 2015.
In Physical Science, they were 43 in 2012 and 56 in 2015. The increases in number of learners with quality passes show overall gains of 52% and 43% for mathematics and Physical Science respectively over the years.
All the Board members expressed gratitude for the opportunity the event provided them to really interact with the beneficiaries of the project and to hear the positive stories from the respective “horses mouths”. They were impressed by the results obtained by some of the Alumni learners who are now studying at Universities.
The AECI Board of Trustees(left)The Board Members following proceedings (right)
The choir entertained the gathering by their melodious pieces
Mr Maebela, the Principal of the school, welcoming everyone to his school (left) Mr Kabe, one of the project teachers giving his feedback(right)