Village Talk

Tutoring centre expands


Once completed, the new building on the corner of Bell and Some Streets, Howick, will become the home of the Howick Academic Tutoring Centre.

Lindelani Zuma, manager of the centre, said the new premises would allow them to accommodat­e more than 1 000 students, 80% of whom would be local.

The tutoring centre will share the new building with Bux Surgery. Building work is expected to be completed by December.

“This newly constructe­d centre will bring positive impact in the community of Howick as whole,” said Zuma. “The second chance programme has been extended to allow those who have not yet obtained their matric to do so.”

The centre opened in 2019 with the aim of providing support to pupils who did not meet the requiremen­ts of national senior certificat­e or the amended senior certificat­e.

Since opening, 75% of pupils have been able to get their matric certificat­es.

Zuma said the expansion of the centre would also create around 20 jobs opportunit­ies and the increased budget would be used to develop the uMngeni community through a social responsibi­lity programme.

The second chance programme will also provide young people with the chance to do their Grade 9, 10, 11 and matric exams within six months. Part-time and evening classes will be on offer, as will accommodat­ion for those who live far away. A transport shuttle will be available for day and evening students.

“This centre will also offer extra classes for primary and high school students,” said Zuma.

Registrati­on for 2023 will close on November 30. For more informatio­n call Lindelani Zuma at 074 316 2774.

 ?? ?? Building work on the new tutor centre premises is expected to be completed in December.
Building work on the new tutor centre premises is expected to be completed in December.

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