Thursday, 02 September 2022
MEC FRAZER ENCOURAGED BY THE WORK DONE AT ANTON LEMBEDE SCIENCE AND INNOVATION ACADEMY
The MEC for Education in KwaZulu-Natal, Ms Mbali Frazer today visited Anton Lembede Mathematics, Sciences and Technology Academy to have first hand experience to learners showcasing their various project during their annual Science and Innovation Day.
The State-of-the-Art Academy opened its doors to the first cohort of learners in 2021 as a specialised high school aimed at improving Mathematics and Science Education in the Province while training learners in the latest technology.
It is a specialised focus Academy aiming at excellence where learners with high potential and ambition receive a world-class education to become the leaders, critical thinkers and designers of the future.
MEC Ms Mbali Frazer was encouraged and excited to see young people so enthusiastic about science and technology as they were showcasing their science projects. The dream of equal and quality education that the mothers and fathers of our democracy had when they fought against the apartheid regime is finally being realised.
This is part of Government’s vision for this Academy to serve as an ideal model for other educational institutions in delivering a world-class education that addresses the demands placed on our youth by the rapidly changing environment of the 21st Century and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Importantly, the KZN Department of Education will continue to work with researchers and other institutions to ensure that The Anton Lembede Mathematics, Sciences & Technology Academy continues to be the epitome of innovation and leadership. That is the best way we can honour the father of African nationalism, Anton Lembede, whose name will forever be associated with every learner that walks through these doors.
MEC Ms Mbali Frazer further made an appeal to learners, to grab every opportunity they’ve been given with both hands in whatever field they pursue.
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IN KWAZULU-NATAL