Science Centre to boost Education
The North West University- Mafikeng Campus is opening a new Science Centre that will benefit learners, students, the general public and educators of primary and high schools. Advantages are the use of university infrastructure, access to specialist information on Science and Technology, study and career possibilities in these fields.
The Honourable Minister of Science and Technology Ms Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor will officially open the Science Centre on Monday, 30 August at 12:00. Other dignitaries invited are MEC for Education NW Rev OJ Tselapedi, Mayors for Mafikeng and Ngaka Modiri Molema District and representatives of the private sector, namely Eskom, Transnet and Anglo American.
The establishment of a Science Centre was the result of a feasibility study that was conducted involving the North West Department of Education, Municipalities, Mafikeng FET and Department of Science and Technology. The Department of Science and Technology (DST) provided funding for equipment to the value of R500 000.
The Science Centre will supplement the University’s teaching programmes for community service. Learners and the general public will now have access to such a facility as there is no Science Centre in North-West Province less than 200 km from Mafikeng.
Prof Jan Smit explains an experiment to Minister Pandor while the Campus Rector, Prof Dan Kgwadi looks on
Published by Koos Degenaar 16 August 2010.