FS education aims for distinctions

Free State MEC for Education, Tate Makgoe. Photo by Katleho Morapela

Free State Education department is expected to announce the number of matriculants who are going to sit down for matric exams in two weeks’ time. Education MEC, Tate Makgoe, is going to launch  what would be seen as the provincial bid for a national race to improved matric results – tomorrow.

The exams are officially scheduled for October 24 until November 29 this year. Makgoe already indicated that he is setting the bar much higher this year for matriculants, and urged learners and teachers to work harder as exams are approaching.

This follows after the province obtained third place countrywide with a 81.6 pass rate in the past year.

I am proud of the class of 2016. They are among the learners that benefited from the department’s intervention at earlier grades. I am glad that over the years their performance has improved in subjects such as maths, science, and accounting. We aim to remain in the first or second position countrywide with the performance of our matriculants. We wish them well and would like to urge them to do their level best” said Makgoe.

Makgoe says matriculants should work hard and prove that learners from impoverished areas can also obtain distinctions.

He says matriculants should study hard and prove to the world that South Africa, more particularly the Free State, can obtain the best results in the country.

Makgoe believes that the revision will help learners to do well in the examinations and perform well at the end of the year.

In the meanwhile, the Free State department of education is offering revision lessons to grade 12 learners offered at the University of the Free State South Campus. In addition, MEC, Tate Makgoe will also launch the 2016 grade 12 radio revision programme on Tuesday, 04 October 2016

MEC of Education, Tate Makgoe, is expected to announce the outcome of the 2016 provincial grade 12 examinations on 5 January 2017 at the annual Well Done Function to be held at the Free State Central University of Technology.

-Katleho Morapela