Maths literacy to get a boost

Young learners at Realeboga Primary School are thrilled about the new mathematical literacy programme presented by Omo.

One of the schools in Gauteng that will benefit from the initiative is Realeboga Primary School, in Palm Ridge, Katlehong.

The objective of the campaign is to promote child development through Fast Kids Maths.

This is an interactive online learning platform for use on mobile phones, tablets and desktop.

The app is designed to enhance mathematical literacy skills.

Meme Ngcobo, a spokesperson for Omo, explained how the app works.

“Learners register online to play fun games. The games are categorised according to age and grade.

“Learners will be given a time limit within which to finish the games.”

Those who finish on time will proceed to the next level, called the Omo Ready For Life Maths Challenge.

At this level, the first 20 to finish will each win a bursary of R10 000 and a trip to the Omo Ready for Life Academy.

Babalo Motloung, the leader of the promotion, said they are targeting schools in Gauteng, Limpopo, North West, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape, Northern Cape, Free State and Eastern Cape.

“The 2017 State of the Nation Address by President Jacob Zuma again highlighted South Africa’s commitment to prioritising mathematics and science education this year.

“While there is some indication that the performance of South African learners is improving, the private sector must continue to play an influential role in helping to close the education gap and contribute towards radical transformation,” said Motloung.

“The programme for the academy is packed with games and fun activities, all aimed at getting learners ready for life,”

The principal of Realeboga Primary School, Henry Mabaso, said they are grateful that their school has been chosen to be a part of this initiative.

“It is always a pleasure to work with the Omo team. This programme is definitely one of the ways in which learners can improve their maths skills.

“This will make learners enjoy maths. As a results their attitude towards maths will change drastically,” he said.

“To register, go to and start playing,” said Motloung.

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