Woza Matrics: DBE brings hope for Grade 12 pupils
Just after stressing out about their final exams, a glint of hope builds up for matric pupils following the launch of Woza Matrics by Department of Basic Education (DBE) Minister, Angie Motshega.
Roughly four months of not attending school is a lot of work missed. The stress and anxiety right after returning is immense when all eyes are on you.
Although pupils have had it hard with the workload on their shoulders, blanketed by the pressure of trying to catch-up, there is still light at the end of the tunnel with the new development of the Woza Matrics.
On Tuesday, Motshega launched Woza Matrics, a free-to-air TV programme aimed at assisting Grade 12 pupils with catching-up on their studies following the immense disruptions caused by the COVID-19.
According to the department, the programme will provide support and quality educational content in mathematics, economics, life sciences, history, business studies, accounting, English first language, physical sciences and maths literacy. It will be broadcasted from the 1st of September on SABC, DSTV and Open View (channel 122), DSTV Now Catch up app (free of charge) from 08:00-10:00 and 13:00-15:00 every day, weekly.
Silindelo Ndlela, a Grade 12 pupil at Thubalethu Secondary School said she is grateful for the programme as it will help her recap on her subjects.
“During the hard lockdown we missed out on a lot, and now that we are back in school the curriculum is rushed, the pace of our teachers is also fast and we are pressured as the final exams are on the way, this programme will be very beneficial as it will allow us to recap at home after school hours and even during weekends. It will also make learning fun since it will be broadcasted on TV,” said Ndlela.
Ndlela also added that the programme will be useful as it will enable her to adapt to the new way of learning that has been introduced to them as she has not yet gotten used to it.