University of Cape Town Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Loretta Feris presented the university's Social Responsiveness Award to Dr Jon Clark, Patti Silbert and Ferial Parker at the Humanities graduation ceremony on 4 April.
This trio has been closely involved with the pioneering Schools Improvement Initiative (SII), primarily in Khayelitsha, to boost university entrance rates from secondary schools in the area.
The SII draws on the university’s broader resources to assist the Western Cape Education Department in improving the quality of education in the Western Cape.
Its model of school improvement is hinges on the development of strong university-school partnerships.
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