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Curro learners impress at maths and science championships

Two learners of Curro New Road outperformed their peers across the country to be among the #1MillionMaths Schools League champions.

The school’s executive for corporate services Mari Lategan said the annual maths and science competition, sponsored by network provider MTN and United Nations Children’s Fund and run by Siyavula, an education technology company, challenged all high school learners to complete maths and science questions on the initiative’s online platform.

Learner Celine Harripersad who came second in the Grade 8 competition said, “I feel very honored and respected by my school. I am very proud of myself for my achievement.”

Ntando Simelane was awarded third place among the Grade 9s in the competition. Ntando said, “I feel ecstatic that I have won the challenge. This victory has motivated me and also not only proven to others that I am capable but also to myself.”

Ntando Simelane took third place in the #1MillionMaths Schools League competition for Grade 9s.


Both learners want to pursue careers in engineering.

Their teacher Ncedo Maseko, who entered his learners into the competition, also received top honours and was named Grade 8 and 9 Maths Champion Teacher 2021.

Curro teacher Ncedo Maseko entered his learners into the competition.


Maseko said, “Our approach to the competition was to encourage learners and make them aware that getting the sums wrong is fine, it’s all part of the learning journey. But they needed to practise and repeat the sums until they mastered them. Each learner had to score above 90% in their assignment.”


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