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Thursday, 08 July 2010 00:00

PRESS STATEMENT

SACTWU MATRIC WINTER SCHOOL 2010

Whilst other people have been enjoying the excitement of the FIFA Soccer World Cup, 98 matriculants have been taking extra lessons to prepare for the matric exams.

This has taken place at the annual Matric Winter School of the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union(SACTWU), held at Spes Bona High School in Athlone, Cape Town, the Ethembeni Enrichment Centre in Port Elizabeth and the John Whitteker Secondary School in East London .

The Cape Town SACTWU Matric Winter School runs until Friday 9th July 2010, while the Eastern Cape SACTWU Matric Winter Schools have already been completed.

These Winter Schools have been fully funded by SACTWU and are for the matriculant dependants of our members. The objective is to provide extra assistance in the most difficult subjects to these matriculants, who come from low-income working class families.

This year the Matric Winter School focused on Mathematics, Physics, Life Science, English Home Language, English 1st Additional Language and Accounting. In the Cape Town Matric Winter School,  classes are conducted in both English and Afrikaans.  In addition to the subjects listed here, sessions on career guidance and life skills training were conducted by a life skills coach.

The Matric Winter Schools is part of the social responsibility program of SACTWU.

 Issued by Andre Kriel, General Secretary, SACTWU

 If further comment or information is required please contact our SACTWU Matric Winter School co-ordinator,  Hazel Jacobs on 082 200 6404 or 021 447 4570.