Fedsas confident ahead of matric results

The Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools (Fedsas) is confident that matric learners from its member schools will do them proud, ahead of the announcement of the pass rate for the class of 2016 this evening.

Fedsas Deputy CEO, Jaco Deacon, says they have high expectations that learners will accomplish great results. He says the matric results are an indication of the hard work invested in twelve years of schooling.

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As the Basic Education Minister is due to reveal the national matric pass rate this evening, Deacon encourages the class of 2016 to use the skills learned to contribute to nation building.

“At this stage we have high expectations from our member schools that the learners will again accomplish great results, because they have worked very hard for the past twelve years and we are looking forward to getting the results. We encourage those learners to be meaningful citizens, whether they are going to study or enter the workforce, that they will use the skills gained to make a meaningful contribution.”

Deacon says at this stage matriculants should weigh their options and decide on those that will help them develop themselves. He urges them to contribute to societal development.

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He further said matriculants who did not pass should make use of the re-examination options offered by the education department.

“If you discover that your marks were not satisfactory you may also apply for a remark process, if not, then that should not be the end of your life.”

The department of education has meanwhile made counselling services available to anxious matric students, as depression and suicide tend to be on the increase during this period.

– Katleho Morapela