Matric results anxiety creeps in for many

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 Anxiety is slowly building up for matric learners and parents as Matric results will be released in two weeks’ time.

The Independent Institute of Education’s Nola Payne says the release of the matric results on January 5 will be an emotional time for both learners and parents.

She urges parents and guardians of matriculates to provide support for learners during this time. Payne says it is important for them to help learners look at available options for next year.

“Matric results are going to be released in about two weeks’ time and there is a lot of anxiety building up especially now around the festive season. What is important  for both matriculates and their parents to understand, is when you criticise them at this stage, they will be anxious about any future exam. They are going to have even more anxiety and how they study at places of tertiary education”.

Payne advises parents to ensure that learners with poor results receive the necessary emotional support, as well as ensuring that they do not become emotionally distressed from what they receive on social media.

She urges prospective higher education students to start weighing their options, and to seek learning opportunities at both public and private institutions.

Katleho Morapela/Courant News

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