South Africans who are interested in upgrading their grade 12 results, taking part in the Second Chance programme, or would like to get good marks in their matric year have an opportunity to be part of the WOZA matric programme.
National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) and the Department of Basic Education (DBE) joined forces and launched the Remote Digital Learning programme (RDL).
This was following the difficulties experienced in online learning during the different stages of lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fast forward to 2023, the campaign continues to address systemic learning challenges, digital inequality and system capacity constraints
The RDL campaign has assisted in bridging the learning gap by understanding learners' needs and how technology can play a role in learning journey.
The RDL campaign is also inclusive of the Tswelopele campaign which focuses on grades R to 11.
The Tswelopele and the WOZA Matric programme provide learning continuity, curriculum catch-up, support, revision and exam preparation through multiple digital and non-digital platforms for pupils, teachers and parents.
The Second Chance Matric Programme (SCMP) is a matric rewrite programme that was established in 2016 for learners who would like to improve their results or eventually complete their matric qualification on a part-time basis.
During 2021 an average of 5.8 million viewers watched WOZA Matrics on SABC 1 per month. In 2022 from March to October Tswelopele users between the ages of 4 - 65 have been reached with an average reach of about 1, 5 million viewers per month.
Last year 600 000 Grade 12s, including second chance learners and 600 000 General Education and Training Certificate learners were able to have more opportunities for psycho-social support, curriculum catch-up, revision, and exam assistance. Furthermore, 50 000 teachers and parents or caregivers were provided with opportunities to support their learners with catch-up and revision.
This information was supplied by the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT)
For more information about these programmes visit the following websites: