25.2.2021 01:41 pm
This is despite barriers that include lack of training and learning, and rife gangsterism in South African prisons.
The 2020 prison inmate matric cohort achieved a resounding 86.3% pass rate compared to the 76.2% rate achieved by outside daily scholars.
The 18 year-old lives in a single room, which he shared with a friend, with whom he managed to navigate the tough task of studying and avoiding the pitfalls of the pandemic.
While celebrating this year’s World Teachers Day, we should recognize how the Covid-19 pandemic has amplified the key role that teachers already play in South Africa’s schools.
Shaman says he simply stuck to his study plans and methods, despite the pandemic which disrupted his matric year.
His tendency to read textbooks when bored, and the pressure from his friends’ discussions about work, inspired this Parktown Boys’ High School student,
Vawda says the cancellation of some matric events left a bitter taste, but she was also able to optimally manage her time during the lockdown.
Siphamandla Jiya was forced to study in the early hours of the morning, due to the noise coming from a nearby tavern throughout the rest of the day.
2020 was a year like no other, and other people took bigger knocks than others. Matric results are coming up, and while other students were able to cope with the big adjustments, others weren’t.
His place at UJ was already assured in grade 11, with his seven distinctions now simply being the icing on the cake of a successful high school career.
With the Covid-19 pandemic changing the way in which children are taught, the education system will need to be improved to eliminate disparities within the system.
The effects that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on grade 12 leaners and their matric examination results may have already existed way before the pandemic.
As the release time for matric results comes closer, plans for 2021 continue to require more attention.
The end of matric marks the beginning of a new academic year and one’s professional career.
The Department of Education’s matric results will be available on Tuesday morning. Get your results right here on The Citizen.
Education experts say the class of 2020 outdid all expectations, despite missing nearly an entire year of class time, and facing multiple hurdles.