Klerksdorp Midweek, Klerksdorp - This school holiday, 200 grade 11 learners from across the province are attending the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants’ (SAICA) NW Development Camp to harness their academic potential and produce the quality pass rates needed to study degrees leading towards South Africa’s occupations in high demand.
According to statistics released earlier this week, South Africa has more than nine million young people who are neither in employment, education nor training (NEET). These individuals are stuck in what Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana terms the “cycle of dependence”. One way to help young people out of this cycle is to give them the opportunity to enter scarce-skills professions where the potential to find gainful and meaningful employment is more achievable. But to do that, learners need to achieve top marks in gateways subjects like maths.
These camps, hosted annually, form part of SAICA’s strategy to aid the global drive for transformation, employment and growth by supporting social and economic development as outlined in the NDP and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.