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The world renowned radio telescope project, the Square Kilometre Array (South Africa), has awarded full bursaries for undergraduate studies to five outstanding matric students from the nearby Carnarvon High School. The project is determined to boost science and maths education.
The class of 2015 number the most South African matriculants so far to have written their final exams. There were 110 000 more candidates who sat the National Senior Certificate Examinations in the last year compared to 2014, achieving a pass rate of 70.7%.
Although most matriculants start their final exams on 26 October, a number of learners are sitting their Information Technology practical exams today. Several pupils showed their optimism about the exams, and their futures, during a visit by Minister Jeff Radebe to Tembisa, in Gauteng.
Oliver's House is providing much-needed maths and science tuition to struggling students in the Zenzele informal settlement. The organisation now plans a village to offer medical care and daycare to the settlement and surrounding areas.