What does the future hold for the class of 2013

By Drum Digital
07 January 2014

The matric class of 2013 is facing different futures after the release of their perfomance.

The matric class of 2013 is facing different futures after the release of their performance.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced on Monday evening that the 2013 pass rate was at 78, 2%, a 4,3% increase the 2012 results.

DRUM visited schools in Alexandra Township in Johannesburg, to ask 2013 matriculants about their future prospects after receiving their results.

When we arrived at Realogile High Scool, the school’s top performing student, Isaac Motsi had just arrived to collect his statement of results.  Motsi received five distinctions.

“This is a result of the preparation that I did from day 1 and I also have a lot of people to thank for their support from the teachers to my family,” he said.

He also attributed his good marks on constant revision and deciding from the beginning of the year that he would do well.

Motsi is planning to study a B.Com Accounting at the University of Witwatersrand this year.

While Motsi is certain of how his year will pan out, some of his peers who were excited about their results still had to figure out their next step.

Tshepo Ntombela said he has received a learnership that will train him in finance, while Lehlohonolo Makhubu wants to study Marketing at the University of Johannesburg.

Nineteen-year-old Elsie Tladi from East Bank High School has decided that she won’t be studying just yet.

“I want to look for a job and earn some money to help out at home this year and then study next year," she said.

Tladi’s friend Sindiswa Dube would like to study journalism. but is not accepted by any tertiary institution yet.

“I think it’s because I applied too late, but I will see once universities open,” said Dube.

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