AS of September 1, matriculants will have access to extra help with school work after the Department of Basic Education launched a free-to-air television initiative called Woza Matrics.
DBE said this is owing to the fact that matric learners have lost a lot of school time this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The department further said it has partnered with the South African Broadcasting Commission, Multichoice and eMedia Investments to ensure every learner is able to watch the programme.
“Woza Matrics will be broadcast on SABC 3, on all DSTV packages and on Openview (Channel 122) from 8:00-10:00 and 13:00-15:00 every day, 7 days a week,” said the DBE.
The initiative will cover all the main subjects including Maths, Life Sciences, Geography, Physical Science, Accounting, Economics, Math Literacy, English First Additional Language, History and Business Studies.
Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga said the initiative has come at the right time when they are working to get schooling back on track.
“Matric is always stressful, but 2020 has been filled with unusual stresses,” said Motshekga.
The Department has urged all learners to take advantage of this initiative.
“I want to congratulate all our grade 12 learners and their families for the perseverance and determination. It is abundantly clear that additional support is required for learners and we will continue to provide this,” added Motshekga.
The SABC and Council of Education Ministers have also welcomed the initiative, adding that it would go a long way in assisting learners in matric to prepare for the final exams.
“As the SABC, we are pleased to be one of the key role players in saving the 2020 matric year through the Woza matric campaign Education forms an integral part of our mandate, and it is for this reason that we have availed our platforms to advance the education agenda in our country,” said Madoda Mxakwe, SABC GCEO.
(COMPILED BY INSIDE EDUCATION STAFF)