by Lulu Mhlana
Saphinda Full Service School in Umlazi, Durban was the venue for the 2019 Maths and Science Career Expo held in April.
The Expo aims to educate learners (especially matriculants) on courses and programmes they can apply for, to further their studies after Grade 12. The exhibitors ranged from different fields and professions; fashion, food and culinary and extra classes for maths and science amongst others. Learners from Saphinda Primary school who are a part of the PhotoXP Programme were also there with their cameras documenting the happenings of the day.
Doctor Nomsa Dlamini began with the introduction for the day, followed by Principal Zulu who welcomed all exhibitors and guests. Dr. Dlamini urged the learners to study for their forthcoming exams, which are to start in May.
Nomthandazo from the Central Applications Office (C.AO.), which is a platform that learners can apply to further their studies using their Grade 11 results, educated the learners on what the institution does. Learners are able to use one form for six applications at the price of one application fee. Learners are able to apply to a variety of tertiary institutions including UKZN, DUT, MUT and other FET colleges.
Nomusa Nxasana, a fashion designer at VALC Fashion Studio explained how mathematics fits into everyday life, even the arts. She further explained how she uses mathematics for measurements, accuracy and finance; therefore, it is important for the learners to do well in mathematics regardless of their career choice.
Casio representative, Ms. Isaacs ran a competition where three learners won scientific calculators, and she advised the pupils to invest in a quality calculator, as they will use it even after matric.
Hospitality Training Group
All the exhibitors had a Q&A session with the learners after they walked them through what they do; from the application process to their courses. Learners who were able to answer the questions correctly won prizes. Principal Zulu ended the Career Expo with a short prayer and thanked everyone present for attending.
Further information on the exhibitors;
- Mary Ann’s Kitchen (Cooking and Baking lessons)
Umlazi V Section
Book- Cooking with Mary Ann
- LEAD HR Consulting
- Masifundisane (Extra classes for maths and science)
031 584 7415
- VALC Fashion Studio
- Hospitality Training Group