Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has invited pupils who failed matric exams to try again through the Second Chance Matric Programme.
The aim of the Second Chance Matric Programme is 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).
Motshekga explains that the programme has been expanded to include those who failed, those who want to improve their results and those who dropped out.
We want to consolidate and add support for those learners.— Angie Motshekga, Minister of Basic Education
She says there are many social issues that affect young people's ability to make it to matric or pass the grade.
The programme provides additional support with online resources, textbooks and other printed materials, face-to-face lessons and broadcasted lessons.
Motshekga says the department plans to establish a hotline for all queries regarding the programme and broader matric challneges.
Pupils who want to advantage of the opportunity are advised to contact their nearest district offices.
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