Education Dept aims to spread Nuclear Technology Schools

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The Gauteng Department of Education aims to spread the Nuclear Technology Schools of Specialisation to more than 20 schools across the Gauteng province.

The project was first launched this week at the Phelindaba High School and Edward Phatudi Secondary School in Atteridgeville west of Pretoria.

This will aid learners in broadening their scope of science subjects and develop a better understanding of the role of nuclear towards curing cancer, among other benefits.

Tshegofatso Dolamo and Thabo Mphuthi, both Grade 11 learners at Phelindaba High School in Atteridgeville, are part of the project.

“You see most of the people when you talk about nuclear they think of bombs and all the bad negative things. But joining this project has made me to learn that nuclear is very good for us, because you eat your banana in the morning and you find that it has potassium and that has to do with science and nuclear.

In the automobile industry it has been found that a nuclear car can drive for a thousand kilometres without being refuelled which is very beneficial to people who have cars,” explain the learners.