The free Lockdown Digital School for science, math, technology and engineering will be available on community television from Tuesday.
According to a statement by the Department of Basic Education and Africa Teen Geeks, which offers the programs, the support program will be available on two DStv channels (1KZN (261) and Soweto TV (251)).
The combined viewership of these channels is 5 million.
The initiative was started to help pupils who are unable to return to schools due to the state of restriction.
Classes are also available on Africa Teen Geeks YouTube channel, Facebook page and Zoom.
“There are 54 qualified teachers who assist pupils for free.”
According to the statement, the department, the Umlambo Foundation, Microsoft and Independent Media provide the content and technical support.
1KZN will focus weekdays between 14:30 and 15:30 on natural sciences, computer application technology, information technology, English, coding, life orientation and Zulu, followed by a reading session.
Soweto TV will broadcast lessons in mathematics, mathematical literacy, physical sciences and English between 07:00 and 09:00, again from 20:00 to 22:00.