Nuclear technology can now be learned at two Pretoria schools. Pupils at Edward Phatudi and Pelindaba Secondary School in Attridgeville will be adding nuclear subjects to their curriculum.

The subjects will explore nuclear uses in areas such as energy, agriculture, medicine and manufacturing.

The nuclear modules will be taken alongside existing curriculum subjects. The Department of Education in Gauteng says it will engage the Basic Education department and universities to have nuclear subjects accredited.

The subjects will be offered in partnership with The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA). NECSA will be developing and offering the subjects at the schools.

The subjects will be offered from grades to 8 to 11 but from next year grade 12’s will also take the subjects. Pupils are exciting at the new additions.

Next month the Department will launch an aviation school of specialisation.