C o n t a c t U s
Edumap College provides a tertiary transition programme for students from disadvantaged communities in South Africa, where matriculant learners with academic potential and who do not currently meet university entrance requirements, are identified. Mathematics, Physical Science and English are upgraded and rewritten. The other component of the course is academic enrichment whereby a variety of courses are designed to extend the students' level of expertise in the areas of Communication, Computer Skills, Life Skills, Engineering Drawing & Design, Business Skills, Environmental Science and Additional Mathematics.
The MAP Programme started as a bridging initiative for students from disadvantaged communities who ahd the academic potential to succeed in the field of science, but whose matriculation results where inadequate. This programme operated from 1992 - 1997. It has been superseded by the Edumap Education Development Trust and it's college, namely, the Edumap College, which adopted a transition model to move beyond bridging to academic enrichment.
The programme was instituted in 1992 because of the vision of the then President of Mintek, Dr Aidan Edwards, and was designed and implemented by Dr Glyn Moore at Mintek. The first class at Mintek consisted of 11 students.
Because the Map Programme demonstrated a sound record of academic excellence, it drew support from private enterprise and resulted in there having been some 20 independently run Map Colleges at various companies, which adopted this affirmative action programme. By the end of 1997, a total of 1110 students had participated in the programme. 80% of these students gained entry to universities and technikons where they pursued studies in the field of Engineering.
By 1997 it became clear that the Map College would have to expand beyond the accomodation available. Further sponsorship had been obtained from the Billiton Development Trust, Samancor, Ingwe Coal, Gold Fields Ltd, Impala Platinum and Eskom. In addition, negotiations were launched with Prof. G Hall, Rector of the Johannesburg College of Education (JCE), by the then Educational Consultant for the Map Programme, Mr Neville Melville, for the establishment of a seperate college on the Johannesburg College of Education campus.
In 1998 a college of 16 day students operated from the JCE campus and the track record was such that for 1999 the college had obtained access to residential accomodation on campus for students from identified areas accross the country.
Simultaneously, the role of Mintek changed. Additional sponsorship was also gained in 2000 from Gensec Bank to open the programme to students from disadvantaged communtities who demonstrated potential for succedd in the field of Accounting and Commerce.
EduMap Education Development Trust
During the course of 2000, it was decided to pursue the establishment of an independent Trust. At this time the college changedd it's name to Edumap College and it's programme and curriculum were extensively modified to fulfill the requirements of a variety of tertiary institutions.
The total number of students who have passed through the College from 1998 to 2010 is 1068.
Since January 2005, Edumap College has been operating from premises leased from Jeppe High School for Boys. The College operates autonomously on it's own secure campus.
The Edumap Mission