Renewable Energy elective subject off to a start
Port Elizabeth TVET College is one of seven colleges that participated nationally in 2015 in an initiative to roll-out the elective subject Renewable Energy Technologies NCV level 2.
The subject forms part of the Electrical Infrastructure Construction programme. Forty students were enrolled for the first examination. There were a total of 60 students who initially enrolled for the subject. Of the 40, 23 students passed the examination, achieving one distinction among them. Mr George Chase, Renewable
Energy lecturer says “I am proud to say that, students who passed the NCV Level 2 performed the best in Renewable Energy Technologies with respect to their other subjects”.
It was 16 year old Ms Nojaholo, who obtained the distinction in the subject Renewable Energy Technologies. She entered the programme with a Grade 9 admission level and obtained 82%. It is possible that the mark was the highest in the country but this could not be confirmed at the time of writing. This young student lives in the Township of Kwazakhele in Port Elizabeth where she also attended school.
Lecturers Mr Xola Swepu, who was appointed Examiner for the subject and Mr George Chase who served as Internal Moderator for the Department of Higher Education and Training, were responsible for the class groups. Faculty are very
pleased with the results of the groups and hope that it will only improve in future. As from January, Mr George Chase will serve Umalusi, the external quality assurer, as External Moderator for the subject.
Well done to this group and their lecturers. We are looking forward to the final course results.
Nadine Modaely in: TVET College Times, The Official Quarterly TVET College Newsletter and Journal