Final push underway

2016-09-21 06:00
MATRICULANTS of 2015 of the Adamantia High School, writing their first examination paper on 26 October 2015.  Photo: Emile Hendricks

MATRICULANTS of 2015 of the Adamantia High School, writing their first examination paper on 26 October 2015. Photo: Emile Hendricks

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THE Department of Education in the Northern Cape has joined other provinces in what is known as the final push to improve the 2016 National Senior Certificate results.

According to the department, a number of programmes were conducted in term three and will continue until the commencement of the final examination.

In order to assist learners, psycho-social support was provided to learners from identified schools in the Frances Baard and the JT Gaetsewe Districts.

Geoffrey van der Merwe, media liaison officer, revealed that support included psychological exercises and counselling, motivational talks and counselling, team-building exercises, career-building exercises, external environment exposure, life skills education and training, mentoring and coaching, nature exposure, training, meditation, spiritual upliftment and counselling.

The department will be hosting a Spring Schools Programme in all districts for the period 29 September to 9 October.

He added that a total of 2 834 learners are expected to participate in the Spring Schools Programme.

The Department of Education also pointed out that subject advisors will continue to conduct revision sessions at schools in the high-risk subjects until the commencement of the 2016 National Senior Examinations and even during the exams.

Instructions were further given to schools to develop a detailed revision programme for term four prior to the start of the National Senior Certificate examinations.

“Schools had to submit programmes to district offices and parents were informed in writing of the importance of learner attendance,” Van der Merwe said in a statement.

“We are confident that the class of 2016 will do us proud in the upcoming National Senior Certificate examinations.

“We have played our part.

“It is now up to them to deliver and put into action what they have learned over the past 12 years.

“We further urged parents and all schooling communities to support the class of 2016 in their preparation for the National Senior Certificate examinations.

“They are our future.

“They need our continuous support and guidance now more than ever,” the statement ended.

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