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Minister Motshekga encourages learners with NO Grade 12 to work harder

By: Dzunisani Virginia Khosa

Grade 12 or the National Senior Certificate is key to unlock doors of further learning and getting into career path. These are the words of Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga during her meeting with progressed and 2nd Chance Matric learners in Polokwane.

Thousands learners in the two programmes attended the event which was held at a hall of Mastec Training Centre.

The aim of the interaction was to encourage learners to put more concentration on their education. They were also reminded that the programmes were meant for them not to lose hope and get lost in life. “However, it needs you to work guys. I know you can do it”, Ministers emphasized.

Limpopo Province has centres for 2nd Chance Matric in all the districts. “But we are looking at increasing these centers for ease access to our leaners”, MEC Kgetjepe said. The other matter emphasized was that learners must also follow Modularisation if they cannot make it in passing all subjects at the same time.

The strength of a learner can be found from how they perform throughout the year including the use of marks obtained during the September preliminary examinations well-known as Trial Examinations. However, it was emphasized that Modularisation can only be followed as a last resort and must not be prioritized. There are more than 700 learners in the 2nc Chance Matric in Limpopo. Principals of the school are encouraged to provide necessary support to the learners who need more information on different programmes offered by the Department.