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Matriculants who failed encouraged to join Matric Second Chance Programme

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Reginah Mhaule has encouraged matriculants who did not make it to sign up for the Matric Second Chance Programme, as a way to improve their marks this year.

Deputy Minister of the Department of Basic Education (DBE), Dr Reginah Mhaule took to Twitter on Monday, 22 February 2021, to provide a way forward for matriculants that did not make the grade. This comes after the release of the 2020 matric results earlier that day, which were announced by Minister Angie Motshekga.

Although the department feared the worst, the overall results produced a 76.2 percent pass rate. The pass rate is over 5 percent lower than that of the previous year, however, given the context of 2020, a drop in the pass rate was expected.

As of Tuesday, 23 February 2021, public scholars that have matriculated can now fetch their matric certificates from their respective secondary schools. However, there are students that did not make the grade and will need to focus on improving their marks, should they want to enrol into a tertiary institution.

Therefore, in one of the posts, Mhuale provided an option for the aforementioned students. She advised signing up for the Matric Second Chance Programme. The programme will work on improving the learners’ marks to allow them to pursue a tertiary qualification in the future.

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Sabelo Makhubo
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