Learning through airwaves

2016-10-05 06:00

THE Free State MEC for Education, Tate Makgoe, recently launched the gr. 12 radio revision programme.

This programme, which will enable learners to revise work done during the year, was launched at the south campus of the University of the Free State (UFS) in Bloemfontein.

It is part of the departmental intervention programme to improve learners’ perfor-mance in the 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations.

This year’s examinations start on 24 October and ends on 29 November.

Under the theme Preparing learners for exams through airwaves, the revision programme includes 20 lessons on ten community radio stations for 45 minutes.

The community radio programme will commence on 13 October and end on 18 November.

The SABC’s Lesedi FM radio revision programme, which focuses exclusively on Sesotho, started on 19 September and ends on 27 October. The lessons in this programme focus mainly on common errors in summary, grammar, poetry and on how to answer essay questions in literature.

The department’s target for the 2016 NSC exams is a 90% pass rate and 40% bachelor passes.

Makgoe will announce the outcome of the 2016 provincial gr. 12 examinations on 5 January 2017.

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