Free State Education MEC, Tate Makgoe said that a camp for over 2500 grade 11 learners will be held. Makgoe added, however, that the camp will not be one camp but rather various camps for various subjects including maths, English and science learners.
The camps also be held in different parts of the Free State. The camp is meant to reinforce what grade 11 learners have learnt in 2016 so that they fill in gaps where there are and are ready for grade 12 with no question marks on the learning material.
Makgoe further went on to say education is one of the ways we can move South Africa forward and all members of society must come on board to make this possible.
Makgoe further called on members of public to offer knowledge, tips and inputs to these camps and also his educational methods as he is open to discussions that will bring improvement to education in the Free State.
While he could not say where the camps for Grade 11 learners will be held, he did say that the camps will be from the 7th to the 15th of December.
“We know that many of the subject advisors and senior teachers will be going away for marking, but we are going to identify some of the junior teachers and students to teach these children and prepare them for grade 12. My instruction was that they work on the gaps so that by the time they start matric, the gaps for grade 11 have been closed.”