NELSON Mandela Metropolitan University's school of accounting is running its first accounting spring school for Grade 11s this month – boosting pupils' knowledge of accounting, while also giving them a taste of university life.
"Our aim is for pupils to have a stronger foundation to build on for Grade 12," NMMU accounting lecturer and spring school coordinator Ansulene Prinsloo said.
The three-day school from September 25 to 27 will cover the most challenging aspects of the Grade 11 syllabus and provide practical information about study options and bursaries.
Registration for the school closes tomorrow.
"Universities often ask pupils to submit their Grade 11 marks when applying for tertiary studies. With this spring school, we are aiming to improve participants' accounting marks, and thereby also increase their Admission Points Scores (APS).
"This will improve their chances of gaining admission into university in the degree/diploma of their choice and obtaining funding for their studies."
The spring school will follow the school of accounting's teaching model which includes lectures, homework and tutorials.
Classes will be facilitated by NMMU's accounting 1 lecturers, who will also facilitate the tutorials with the assistance of trained accounting tutors from the school of accounting (all recipients of the university's prestigious vice-chancellor's scholarship programmes) as well as staff from professional services firm PwC.
The spring school is sponsored by PwC, which is providing funding to cover the school's operating costs, donating files for every attendee, as well as an array of lucky draw prizes.
The top pupil overall will receive a Samsung Galaxy tablet.
About 250 pupils are expected to attend the spring school, which costs R50 per person and is open to all Grade 11 pupils across the province.
lTo register, contact Suzanne Vermeulen on (041)504-4690 or e-mail: suzanne.vermeulen2@nmmu. ac.za