Corporate Communication and Marketing (CC&M) and the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) in partnership with the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform visited nine schools from six local areas namely; Lusikisiki, Ntabankulu, Mt Frere, Mt Fletcher, Lady Frere and Motherwell. These are adopted schools in the programme of the MEC of the Department. The school visits took place from 21 to 25 May 2012.
The primary objective of the visits was to expose learners from adopted schools to the qualifications offered in the areas of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. The Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform is making an effort to attract learners to study in the field of Animal Health and Veterinary Sciences because they have been identified as scarce skills in that area.
Learners had an opportunity to ask questions about Unisa as an ODL institution, student funding and admission requirements.
The visits were well planned and well coordinated. Each school was assigned to a senior official from the Department.