Investec Promaths: Growing potential exponentially

 

Promaths provides extra tuition in Maths and Science to learners in Grades 10 to 12 at selected schools across South Africa.

"What first began in Dobsonville, Soweto, 12 years ago, has grown enormously. To date over 5000 school children have been through the programme and this year a staggering 263 distinctions in Maths and Science have been achieved.

Our flagship, award winning Promaths programme, seeks to support the South African education system to produce students that are competent in Maths and Science- the two subjects deemed most vital for the ongoing growth of our economy. Investec wants to help produce today, the accountants, scientists, engineers, and even the astronauts of tomorrow.

 

Investec Promaths: Growing potential exponentially

Promaths provides extra tuition in Maths and Science to learners in Grades 10 to 12 at selected schools across South Africa.

"What first began in Dobsonville, Soweto, 12 years ago, has grown enormously. To date over 5000 school children have been through the programme and this year a staggering 263 distinctions in Maths and Science have been achieved.

 

Investec takes its Promaths programme to the next level under lockdown

By Mahlatse Nicolas Mmako and Setlogane Manchidi

Promaths by Investec, which provides extra maths and science tuition for learners in previously disadvantaged communities from grades 10 to 12, was first launched in 2005, in partnership with the Kutlwanong Maths, Science and Technology Centre and the Department of Basic Education (DBE). Today, the programme operates a total of 16 centres (eight of these directly funded by Investec) in six provinces, reaching thousands of learners who show potential in these subjects. 

Investec: The South African Maths and Science Teacher Intern Programme (SAMSTIP)

A model that promises to develop a new breed of maths and science teachers.

A partnership between Investec, Independent School Association of South Africa (ISASA) and the Department of Basic Education (DBE) offers an internship opportunity for young aspirant teachers at some of ISASA’s affiliate schools across the country. These interns register for a Bachelor of Education (BEd.) either for four years or Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) for one year at UNISA. During this time each student is assigned to one of the independent schools in South Africa, for example St Stithians, Kingsmead, St Mary’s and others where the student shadows and learns from the best teachers in the country with a specific focus on mathematics and how to teach it.

Promaths by Investec: Winner of the Trialogue Strategic CSI Award 2019

Promaths provides extra maths and science tuition for black learners in grades 10 to 12, at under-resourced schools across South Africa. Investec supports Promaths centres, run by implementing partner, Kutlwanong Maths, Science and Technology Centre, in townships and rural communities in six provinces. The programme supports learners who show potential in maths and science to produce results in these subjects that will enable them to gain entry into scarce skills studies and careers, as well as access funding for tertiary studies and, ultimately, become active economic participants.

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