Spring School commences at Keetmanshoop

19 Aug 2013 11:50
KEETMANSHOOP, 19 AUG (NAMPA) - A total of 278 Grade 12 learners from six schools in the !Karas Region are attending the Michelle McLean Children Trust Spring School, which started at Keetmanshoop on Monday.
The 13th annual Spring School is sponsored by Bank Windhoek, and this is the second time it takes place in the south of the country. The bank has donated N.dollars 155 131 towards the Spring School.
The learners attending the tutorial classes are from schools such as PK de Villiers Secondary School; Suiderlig Secondary School; JA Nel Secondary School; Angra Pequena Secondary School; Schmelenville Combined School and Karasburg Combined School.
The spring school will run for six days and will focus on mathematics, science, biology, physical science, accounting and business management.
Speaking to Nampa immediately after the official opening at Keetmanshoop Junior Secondary School, the !Karas Region’s Deputy Director of Education Celi Mostert said the tutorials are the last chance for students to do the final preparations before the final examinations start.
“We see it as the last effort for our students to fill the gap for exam preparations. They are usually positive about our normal spring schools so I really think this time they will gain more,” Mostert said.
She also used the opportunity to thank Bank Windhoek and Michelle McLean for making it possible for the learners to have extra classes to prepare them for the final examinations.
The same programme for Grade 10 and 12 learners also started in the capital Monday. Last year, it was held in the Zambezi, Kavango and Oshikoto Regions.
“Learners who attended the programme in the past have demonstrated a dramatic improvement in their results, particularly in mathematics and biology,” Elzita Beukes, Bank Windhoek’s Communication Practitioner: Stakeholder Engagement said.