The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union will on Thursday, 16 May, 2013, host a career counseling exhibition and adopt two poorly performing schools in the T.J. Madlala region of SADTU in the Dr Ruth Mompati district in the North West province.

More than 500 Grade 12 learners from the region are expected to attend the exhibition at Bloemhof Town Hall.  SADTU General Secretary Mugwena Maluleke will visit two schools in the region with the aim of adopting them.  He will also motivate teachers and learners to work harder in order to improve the schools’ results.

These initiatives are part of fulfilling SADTU’s 2030 Vision of creating a learning nation, promoting quality learning and teaching and observing Nedlac’s Education Accord which commits business and unions on an Adopt-A-School initiative. This is also part of the Union’s resolve to launch the “Promotion of quality public education” campaign to work with everyone to improve public education. The campaign commits teachers to be at work and conducting themselves professionally.

During the exhibition, students from Wits University and the University of Johannesburg will give first hand information on what learners need to do, to apply at these institutions. They will also share testimonies about university life.

The exhibition will also have briefing sessions on how to apply to study at various tertiary institutions, how and where to apply for bursaries. 

The programme will be as follows:

8am: General Secretary Mugwena Maluleke visits Gaopalelwe Secondary school

9:30am: General Secretary Mugwena Maluleke visits Thuto Lore Secondary School

11h30 – 13h30: General Secretary Mugwena Maluleke visits and addresses the SADTU Career Exhibition at Bloemhof Town Hall

14:00: General Secretary Mugwena Maluleke addresses a SADTU mass meeting at the Bloemhof Hall.

All media are welcome.

ISSUED BY: SADTU Secretariat

CONTACT:

Media Officer, Nomusa Cembi                            082 719 5157