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SACTWU Kicks off Matric Winter School Program

7 July 2017

The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU) has kicked off its Matric Winter Schools Program, at the start of July. These schools are part of the union's social responsibility program, and aims to assist working class matriculant children with extra lessons in some of the more difficult subjects, to help them prepare for successful matric year-end exams.

This year, a total of 1095 eligible learners nationally have applied to participate in the program. We will focus on Mathematics, Physics, Life Science, English Home Language, English 1st Additional Language and Accounting and Business Subjects. A session on career guidance and life skills training is also offered.

On 3rd July Nelspruit and Durban kicked off their five day program with 26 and 51 learners respectively.

On Friday 7th July Isithebe, Northern Natal, 149 learners will register and participate in a six day program. Also running a six day program is Loskop in Ladysmith with 250 learners participating.

On Saturday 8th July, Cape Town will start its nine program with 210 learners participating, in Athlone. Classes in Newcastle with 130 learners also starts on Saturday 8th July and runs for 6 days.

The balance of the programs start on the 10th July and will run for 5 days in the following areas:

Port Elizabeth with 50 matric learners
East London with 64 Matric Learners
Qwa Qwa with 10 matric learners
Ezakheni, Ladysmith with 155 matric learners

Issued by Andre Kriel
General Secretary
SACTWU

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