COSAS Expects Limpopo Matrics To Perform Well

The matric results will be announced by the Basic Education Minister today and student organisation COSAS expects the 2020 matrics in Limpopo to perform well despite the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will be announcing the 2020 matric results for over 600 000 learners this afternoon at 4 pm and many are waiting to see how the different provinces have performed. 

The 2020 academic year was challenging for schools across South Africa due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown. Many are waiting to see how this will affect the final results of the matrics. 

Experts have warned that the matric results produced by public schooling system may not be able to parallel the results which came from the IEB schools. This is because private schools have access to more and better resources than public schools. 

Education expert Mary Metcalfe says that learners at public schools come from very different backgrounds and some have to face the disadvantage of poverty and a lack of resources at home.

Experts say that matriculants who attended public schools are likely to have been far more severely affected by the loss of teaching and learning time due to the pandemic.  

However, the students' organisation the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) has expressed optimism over the Limpopo provinces 2020 matric results, despite the effects that Covid-19 has had on schooling. 

Cosas in Limpopo says it expects all 78 695 matriculants who wrote the 2020 final examinations in the province to perform well. 

Limpopo achieved a 73,2 percent pass rate in 2019.

The Provincial Secretary of Cosas, Scalo Mahladisa spoke to SABC News saying that the challenges brought about by Covid-19 inspired learners to study harder. 

Mahladisa expressed that they are confident that there are many learners from Limpopo who have achieved top positions with their results. 

“We are expecting good results from the announcement by the minister. You will understand and know that as Limpopo we have always been in the forefront for producing quality who are top achievers in certain subjects so we are expecting good results.”-Provincial Secretary of Cosas, Scalo Mahladisa

 Cosas has also appealed to higher education institutions to allow walk-in applications as they say many students were unable to apply online as they do not have access to the internet. 

"They must also make it a point that the application goes manual," said Mahladisa. 

 

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