Many of you would not have done so well in your Matric year if it was not for your TV education Mr William Smith.
Rhodes University will be honouring Smith during its virtual graduation ceremony on the 28th of April 2021. The University will confer a degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) (honoris causa) on its alumnus and notable to the educator.
Over the years, Smith reached many young people in South Africa and beyond. His televised lessons were the only quality instruction they received in Mathematics and Science.
In 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa awarded him the Order of the Baobab (Silver) to recognize his services to teaching and the “demystification of mathematics and science”.
“Thanks to his exceptional teaching skills and compassion, for almost two decades, the Learning Channel became an indispensable platform for young people of our country”, says Vice-Chancellor Dr Sizwe Mabizela.