Matrics swot it over

2016-10-27 06:00
 Sophumelela High School Principal Mzimasi Hoho talks to students during an evening study on Monday night PHOTO: lindiile mbontsi

Sophumelela High School Principal Mzimasi Hoho talks to students during an evening study on Monday night PHOTO: lindiile mbontsi

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The class of 2016 of Sophumelela High School matric learners in Samora Machel have been hard at work in the past week, preparing for their final examinations.

Over 100 of these have been sleeping at the school since Sunday as they prepare to write.

The school principal said learners are determined to do well in their exams and he will do everything to support them.

The school provides food and accommodation for their learners.

Mzimasi Hoho said: “We are hopeful that they will use the opportunity to empower themselves with knowledge that enables them to pass their final exams.

As a school, we know that the environment some of our learners come from is not conducive for studying, hence we offered them with the opportunity,”.

Students get their breakfast, lunch and supper at the school and some classrooms are being used as sleeping rooms.

“We have teachers who monitor them and ensure they are abiding with the program set up by the school,”said Hoho.

The principal said expects the pass rate to increase from the 73 per cent they had last year.

Out of about 230 students, Hoho said the majority learners are camping at the school, with only few students who didn’t manage to come.

“We appealed to both learners and parents to use the opportunity and we are glad most of them grabbed it with both hands,” said Hoho.

Matric learners Athenkosi Ngwenduna,16, told City Vision: “We are using the opportunity presented to us seriously.

There is no more time for games, we are starting to write English tomorrow (Wednesday) and I hope to do well because I’m 100 per cent ready,” she said. One of the teachers said it was encouraging to see the learners put so much effort in their studies.

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