Provincial Words Open Worlds held the past weekend in Upington

The Northern Cape Department of Education in partnership with the Stellenbosch University and Sanlam  hosted about 380 learners from all the districts  across the Northern Cape to battle it out during the provincial Words Open Worlds (WOW) competition that was hosted at the  Upington High School this past weekend. This year marks the  20th anniversary of the " WOW" competition  which is aimed at promoting and improving the literacy and reading skills of learners. The Department believes that in participating in the WOW competition it significantly improves learner outcomes. The national competition will take place next month at the Stellenbosch University

Journalist: Rene Julies

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