Grade 12 learners have lost a lot of school time, making their final year of high school more difficult than usual. The department has been trying to figure out new ways to reach learners while they learn from home, and Woza Matrics is just that.
Woza Matrics is a programme that will air on television, starting on 1 September 2020. It will be available on SABC 3, DStv and Openview (Channel 122) from 8:00 – 10:00 and 13:00 – 15:00.
The programme will air seven days a week, and if you happen to miss it, it will also be available for free on the DStv Now Catch up app.
Woza Matrics will cover a range of grade 12 subjects like:
- Maths Literacy
- Life Sciences
- Physical Science
- Accounting, Economics
- English First Additional Language
- Business Studies.
Not only will learners get the programme, but more learning materials will be posted online when the programme airs on 1 September.
Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga is happy that the programme has come at the right time for matric learners.
“This initiative has come at the right time when we are working to get schooling back on track. Matric is always stressful but 2020 has been filled with unusual stresses. I want to congratulate all our Grade 12 learners and their families for the perseverance and determination.
“It is abundantly clear that additional support is required for learners and we will continue to provide this. There are a few months left before the end of the year and Woza Matrics will give learners the support they need to prepare for the final exams,” said the Minister.
She thanked all of the sponsors and partners for helping the department to make Woza Matrics a reality.
“I am most grateful to SABC, Multichoice and eMedia Investments, who have so generously made their broadcast networks and expertise available to Woza Matrics; and to the content providers including DigiCampus, Mindset and Monyetla Trust, who have shared all their excellent content with Woza Matrics,” Motshekga said.
The SABC is glad to be on board with the launch of the programme, and hopes many matric learners will benefit from the educational programmes.
“As a public service broadcaster, we are duty-bound to ensure that our content includes a significant amount of educational programmes, particularly during a period when it is most needed,” said SABC GCEO Madoda Mxakwe.
eMedia Investments CEO Khalik Sherrif said the success of Woza Matrics will be seen next year once learners have written their exams.
“We wish all matriculants the best in this time and hope they benefit from the Woza Matrics 2020 content.”