French Embassy visits EC Schools

Author: Andiswa Mzizi-Dokolwana
Date: 05 May 2022

The Eastern Cape Department of Education Hosted the French Embassy and Department of Basic Education for a strategic engagement of the LAMAP Inquiry Based Science Education Project Between South Africa and France.

The purpose of this visit following the collaboration, between the DBE and the French Embassy in science education, is exploratory to ground the project in the correct context. This is in preparation for a comprehensive professional development coming in June. All science teachers will attend this training.

“Our goal is to improve teaching and learning of science with enquiry-based approaches to restore fun and excitement in the learning of science and to lay a solid foundation for secondary school science,” said Phillip Dikgomo, Director for Teacher Development Implementation.

The Department of Education, DBE and France Embassy visited two schools from Buffalo City Metro District namely, Jubisa Primary School situated in one of the rural areas around King Williams Town,and AW Barnes Primary School situated at Parkside in East London, where learners did a practical experiment on  Filtration,Distilation and tests for acid and base.

The MEC for Education, Fundile Gade , expressed words of gratitude to France embassy and DBE for the visit, especially in our province particularly the Buffalo City Metro, who have produced the best results in matric class 2021.

Buffalo City Metro Director, Nkosiyabantu Mabece said that the prograame is going to unleash hidden potential in learners and will be a catalyst in increasing participation rate in Science and Mathematics.

“As a district we really appreciate the investments by the France government which will pay dividends in years to come,” added Mabece.

The project comes with a range of physical and electronic resources. The electronic resources can be shared with subject advisors and other schools.

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