The University of Cape Town (UCT) has launched an online college high school in partnership with the Valenture Institute, an education technology company that has developed its own exclusive online model.
âThe UCT online high school ecosystem has been designed to serve South African learners from a wide range of socio-economic means,â the university said.
It offers a CAPS-aligned curriculum and allows Grades 8-12 learners from any corner of the world to study for a monthly fee of R2 095.
Admissions for UCT Online High School opened on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, with courses starting in January 2022, after which learners will be able to register anytime, from anywhere in the world.
The university said learners will benefit from a model of sustained self-discipline, which allows them to pace their own learning while benefiting from one-on-one tutoring from expert teachers and support coaches whenever they need it. need.
Students will also benefit from a range of college and career preparation services and offerings.
In addition, the entire program will be available for free on an interactive online platform, the higher education institution said. Users of this free content will receive a learner number to record their learning journey and data, with unlimited connections allowed.
Learners will have full access to expertly designed interactive notes, videos, animations, simulations, practice exercises, quizzes and more.
âThe University of Cape Town is committed to playing its role in addressing the systemic challenges facing our education system,â said UCT Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng.
âAs a result, we have taken the bold step of launching an innovative online high school in January 2022, where UCT’s academic excellence can be extended to high school learners across the country.â
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