Learners from the MKI Incubator School Excel on their 2017 NSC Exams
By: Mthokozisi Buthelezi
Learners from Ohlange High School, which forms part of the four incubator schools financially supported by MKI produced good results in their 2017 National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams. In 2010, MKI introduced the “incubator schools” programme to support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education at secondary schools. Promising previously disadvantaged learners were identified and placed in these schools to encourage them to produce better results particularly in Mathematics and science subjects.
The Institute adopted Adams College, Ohlange, Mlokothwa and Dlangezwa high school based on their history and the outstanding results that they have produced over the years. In 2015, MKI recruited a group of 25 learners from an economically disadvantaged background across KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and they were placed at Ohlange High School as their incubator home for a period of three years. The students made MKI proud and the school’s top five that excelled came from the MKI group.
Silindile Dlamini scooped six distinctions and one B out of seven subjects that she was doing. Dlamini got 85% for isiZulu, 79% for English, for Mathematics she got an impressive 94%, 82% for Life Orientation, 86% for Computer Applications, 89% for life sciences and 86% for Physical Science.
While Londiwe Madondo also made herself, her family and school proud by getting six distinctions and one B as well. She got 83% for IsiZulu, 78% for English, 84% for Mathematics, 85% for life Orientation, 80% for Accounting for 80%, 86% for Life Sciences, and 84% for Physical Sciences.