Ga-Rankuwa gets school of specialisation focusing on research

Gauteng MEC for education Matome Chiloane launched the Mapenane Maths, Science & ICT School of Specialisation in Ga-Rankuwa, about 37km northwest of Pretoria.

The school, which was launched on Thursday, will mainly focus on research and innovation. 

“As the Gauteng province, we are getting this right. This is the 25th school of specialisation that has been launched,” said Chiloane.
“Our focus is to make sure that every school has a specialisation. We plan on doing this in primary schools as well, so that we take the learners to the high schools that have their desired skills.”
The MEC expressed the significance of a school that specialises in research and innovation, and the aspiration to ensure that all schools in Gauteng specialise in key skills.
Learners at the school researched the amount of blind people in the community and developed a GPS-enabled walking cane with sensors to assist them.
The MEC also unveiled a life-sized microscope which the learners had built themselves and which will be usable on the school premises.
Early in August, Chiloane launched the Oosrand Commerce and Entrepreneurship School of Specialisation in Reiger Park, Boksburg.
The school was Gauteng’s 24th school of specialisation and the second commerce and entrepreneurship school in Ekurhuleni, east of Johannesburg.
The school aims to cultivate talent across diverse fields and shape a future generation of leaders in South Africa.

According to the department, the school’s primary focus is on hospitality and tourism, offering learners a comprehensive range of commerce and entrepreneurship skills.

Through specialised training, students gain advanced culinary expertise and business-oriented knowledge, preparing them to excel in the restaurant industry.

“They not only learn to create world-class cuisine but also acquire valuable insights into supply chain management and customer service, which are essential for running a successful establishment,” the department said at the time.

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