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SciMathUS is a second chance programme at the Stellenbosch university which aims to help students improve their Maths and Science in order to qualify for admission.

The programme offers 100 students from educationally disadvantaged circumstances across the country, a second chance to qualify for higher education.

Facilitator at the SciMathUS, Elza Lourens says the students who go through the programme, come out with animproved matric to allow them to start their university programmes.

To enter the programme you must have had 60% average for your NSC otherwise we cannot help you improve enough to get entry to university.

Elza Lourens, Facilitator at the SciMathUS

Other requirements are that you must have 45% in Maths...

Elza Lourens, Facilitator at the SciMathUS

We really try and support the students, not only for their academic world, but also to be life long learners and be prepared to think critically and handle the higher education context.

Elza Lourens, Facilitator at the SciMathUS

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Stellies SciMathUS programme helps disadvantaged students get varsity admission

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