“It’s okay to fail or not pass to your expectations”- Tate Makgoe

Free State MEC for Education, Tate Makgoe. Photo: Mark Steenbok

MEC for the Free State department of education, Tate Makgoe, said “ It’s okay to fail or not pass to your expectations but if you qualify for a supplementary exam, go and write it”.

The provincial education MEC said this at a media briefing addressing a radio revision programme at former Vista University in Bloemfontein yesterday. Makgoe added that various issues contribute to matric learners not writing as well as they’d like to and they must thus use the opportunity to write supplementary exams in subjects where they under performed.

Makgoe further went on to add that without the results of the supplementary exams, our results for the class of 2016 are incomplete. Makgoe said that learners must use the opportunities at their disposal to write supplementary exams to improve their grade 12 marks.

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He called on teachers and students in the class of 2016 to register for supplementary exams where they know that they did not do well in particular subjects. Makgoe also said that there are further resources for revision- referring to learning materials and the availability of subject advisors.

Students can register for supplementary exams until the 19th of January 2017. The actual exams will be from the 22nd of February until the 30th of March 2017.

The provincial department is aiming for a 90% pass rate for the class of 2016. The outcomes for the provincial grade 12 examinations will be announced on the 5th of January 2017 at the annual Well Done function, which will be held at the Central university of the Free State.