University of the Free State ICT Labs

We are providing high school learners with the potential for hands-on experience in an exciting scientific environment.

The University of the Free State launched the e-Education in Science and Mathematics programme to encourage more learners to enter into science-related studies and careers.

The programme is in place at both the Bloemfontein and Qwaqwa campuses of the University of the Free State and is able to operate because of the partnership between The School of Open Learning and us. We aim to support the learners in several ways, helping them get to the programme and making their marks available so they can track their successes and be noticed by bursary programmes.


During the three-year programme, learners are exposed to at least 30 sessions. Their efforts are noticed constantly as we aim to get them heavily involved each step of the way.

The sessions are designed to meet the needs of the technology driven “Y-generation” by using the advantages of Information Communication Technologies in their workflow.

We ensure they stay motivated by keeping energy levels high and enthusiasm in check by encouraging them to participate in events such as visits to the Boyden Astronomical Research Observatory near Bloemfontein and rocket building.

We expect all learners to attend all the ICT laboratory sessions and make a long-term commitment towards attending the further education and training phase of the programme.