The MEC for Education, Bonakele Majuba visited the OR Tambo Mathematics, Science and Technology Academy to celebrate the establishment of the academy.
The commemoration happened on Wednesday, October 28 and it was also dedicated to paying homage to the late OR Tambo after whom the Academy was named and to present awards to the best mathematics and physical science Grade 6 and 9 learners.
This event took place at the backdrop of the birthday of the late liberation icon and MEC Majuba used this occasion to pay tribute to the late OR Tambo who was a physical science teacher and to provide an update relating to the implementation of the pilot program on teaching coding and robotics as well as increasing the number of technical schools within the province.
The occasion was graced by several dignitaries including representatives from the University of South Africa (UNISA); Department of Science and Innovation; Osizweni Science Centre; Penreach; Mondi Science Centre; Fybotech; SAASTA and Members of Senior Management.
“Mpumalanga has 40 technical schools in 32 circuits and has embarked on an endeavour to establish one technical school in each circuit. In this financial year, we will consider four circuits to introduce technical schools. We need to move with speed in the outer years to fulfil this objective,” said Majuba.