Valenture Institute founder Rob Paddock on UCT Online High School disrupting basic education in SA
Covid-19 brought about radically new ways of doing things, particularly in the education sector. The lockdown regulations imposed in South Africa led to several schools having to resort to the implementation of online learning strategies to adhere to national regulations, which accelerated the digitalisation of education in the country. With thousands of students having adapted to (remote) online learning, new opportunities in the educational sphere were recognised. One of the most noteworthy new opportunities is the UCT Online High School which will be offered in partnership with Valenture Institute. Robert Paddock, the founder and CEO at Valenture Institute, spoke to BizNews founder Alec Hogg about this exciting new chapter - which is a first on the African continent - and the ways in which it addresses fundamental errors in the traditional brick and mortar school education.