Walter Sisulu University student establishes science school


WSU Bachelor of Science student, Buzwe Dlembula.

Buzwe Dlembula, a third-year physics student from Walter Sisulu University (WSU), recently registered his school of science, located in Mthatha.

Dlembula (21) from EmaXesibeni (formerly Mount Ayliff), a science and agriculture enthusiast, uses his university education and passion for science to indulge his passion for entrepreneurship.

Dlembula, who recently launched his agricultural project which employed six people from his village, has now gone beyond the agricultural project to establish his private school.

“Horizon High School is a science school that aims to break the stigma that science is difficult.

“The school will target learners who repeat their matric, he said.

He further stated that the idea behind the establishment of the high school is to build a better South African youth, who will have a better understanding of science.

“For the first two years, the school will only accept repeating learners and learners interested in additional physical science lessons,” Dlembula added.

The school currently employs four teachers who will be paid through learners’ tuition fees.

Learners will pay a tuition fee of R1,000 per month, a fraction of which will go towards salaries.

Two of the teachers are WSU qualified teachers and the other two are BSc tutors.

Learners who qualify for admission to the school must be registered with the Ministry of Education to rewrite their matrix so that they can rewrite their matrix in December.

Applications for the 2023 school year are already open for the high school based in Mthatha.

Other subjects offered at the school include math, life science, geography, agricultural science, and computer application technology.

“When we admit students, we also register them with the Department of Basic Education so that when it comes time for final exams, they will go and write in the department’s temporary premises,” Dlembla said.

After two years of the school’s existence, Dlembula aims to expand the school and begin admission for grades 8-12.


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