Index Blue Crane Route Local Municipality serious about education
Date Added: 22 August 2011

A local Medical Practitioner from Somerset East, Dr. Luvuyo Bayeni, is helping grade 12 learners at Cookhouse High School, in the Blue Crane Route Municipality, to achieve their academic goals.

Through the assistance of teachers and parents of the learners, Bayeni has been motivating the students about writing exams and encouraging them to apply early for university admission, residence and financial assistance. Following the Maths, Science and Engineering Incubator School Project launch in the Blue Crane Route Municipality earlier this year, there was a need for professionals and caring members of society to help keep the momentum of this project going, said Bayeni.

This Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University supported project, which targets bright and motivated grade 11 and 12 learners from around the area, is making a difference and helping learners to qualify for a university education. Currently, schools from Somerset East, Cookhouse, Pearston and Graaff-Reinet, benefit from this project.

The project, which will improve the quantity and quality of mathematically inclined learners, is part of the Blue Crane Development Agency’s vision for growing educational opportunities in the rural Karoo towns. The learners are excited about the difference this Andries Vosloo Hospital doctor is making to their lives from not only a medical perspective, but also an educational standpoint.