Amid the uncertainty of the coronavirus outbreak, SABC has announced they will air school lessons for Grades 10, 11 and 12 as well as Early Childhood Development (ECD) to limit the impact of the lockdown on education.
Working in partnership with the Department of Basic Education, SABC has launched a multi-media learner support initiative under the banner: COVID-19 Learner Support.
The programme begins today [April 9] and will be broadcast across three SABC TV Channels and 13 Radio stations with online support.
“The series will provide curriculum support lessons to learners in Grades 10, 11 & 12 and Early Childhood Development (ECD),” said the SABC in a statement. “Some of the subjects covered include Maths, Physical Sciences, English FAL, Life Sciences and Accounting. A variety of African languages are also covered under the ECD basket. ”
The lessons will air on:
– SABC 1: Mon – Sun from 5am – 6am
– SABC 2: Mon – Fri from 9.30am – 11am
– SABC 3: Mon – Fri from 6am – 7am
The lessons will also be broadcast on radio shows like Ukhozi FM, Radio Sonder Grense, Radio 2000 and Umhlobo Wenene FM among others in specific time slots. Learners are encouraged to check their local listings for the exact slots for radio.
This initiative has also been launched to help prepare learners for the mid-year exams due in June 2020.
“The campaign will be providing learners with relevant support material they need in order for them to walk into those exam rooms knowing they have received the support and information they need to tackle the exams with confidence.”