Second chance for matrics

THE Department of Basic Education is calling on all learners who did not pass the 2016 National Senior Certificate to try again through the specially designed Second Chance Matric Support Programme.

The Second Chance Matric Support Programme aims to provide support to learners who have not been able to meet the requirements of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) or the extended Senior Certificate (SC), thereby meeting the goals of the NDP and the sector thus increasing learner retention.

Learners who would like to take advantage of this opportunity to complete their school leaving qualification should contact their nearest Education District office before 15 March to register to write the November 2017 examinations.

The programme aims to support these learners in a number of innovative ways so that they will be adequately prepared to write the examinations.

Face-to-face classes will be offered by Grade 12 teachers with an excellent track record. The classes will be available at 50 venues, mainly in rural and semi-rural areas, nationally for June and November examinations only.

There will be telematics broadcasts at selected schools, Open View television broadcasts (Channel 201), Dstv Channel 319, Mindset television broadcasts, SABC Education Geleza Nathi broadcasts weekdays on SABC 1 from 5am to 6am with repeats at 11pm and SABC Education Geleza Nathi YouTube videos, as well as a digital online course via the internet, available offline via the CAP at libraries, community centres (Mzanzi Online Libraries Project) and can be accessed on personal computers or at the 74 Vodacom centres, libraries, community centres and Libraries (Vodacom E – Learning site

There is also the Second Chance Programme Facebook page.

There will also be an availability of printed resources such as Mind the Gap in eight of the 11 subjects, past question papers, study tips and maths and science textbooks available at the Face-to-face classes or from District Offices and DBE Offices.

Learners can find all the information about access to the support from their nearest district office including venues by visiting:

Contact Elijah Mhlanga on 083 580 8275 or Troy Martens on 079 899 3070.


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Lauren Walford

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