Chance to rewrite gr. 12

2016-02-03 06:00

THERE is still hope. Although 4 564 eligible gr. 12-learners in the Free State were unsuccessful in their matric exams in 2015, they still have another chance to obtain their Senior Certificate.

According to Tate Makgoe, MEC for Education in the Free State, they can all sit for the supplementary exams.

These will start on 10 February and end on 17 March 2016.

“The supplementary exams offer learners a second chance to complete their matric certificate and they are encouraged to take full advantage of this opportunity,” Makgoe said.

To help all eligible learners have the best possible chance at success, the department is providing solid support to learners through various intervention programmes such as the internet broadcasting programme (IBP) which will be screened in 60 centres across the province The programme is run by the best teachers and subject advisors for each subject. There are also schools, district and provincial support programmes.

Second Chance Matric centres have also been set up in the Motheo and Thabo Mofutsanyane districts to support improved performance. This programme is spearheaded by the Department of Basic Education.

“We encourage learners sitting for the supplementary exams to find more information concerning this programme at their nearby schools.

“The department has also made available copies for learners to revise with,” Makgoe said. The department is positive that it could still obtain the 90% pass rate and also 40% pass with admission to bachelor studies through the supplementary exams and possibly claim the number one position in the country.

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