The North West spokesperson for Education Elias Malindi explained that the primary purpose of the Second Chance Matric Programme is to provide support to learners who were unable to meet the pass requirements or who wish to upgrade their results in the National Senior Certificate (NSC) or the extended Senior Certificate (SC) exam.
The programme also improves opportunities for employment and to pursue tertiary education studies. He added that there were many benefits of participating in the Second Chance Matric Programme.
“Learners are able to meet the requirements of the National Senior Certificate or Senior Certificate and obtain a Grade 12 qualification; learners are able to upgrade their marks so they meet the requirements for various tertiary qualifications as well; learners are able to obtain their matric which can lead to new deployment opportunities; and learners are able to access bursaries for further study and information on career paths,” he said.
According to Malindi, the programme offers face-to-face lessons totally free of charge and learners also receive study material. He also stated that the amended Senior Certificate and part–time candidates stand to benefit from the programme.