Media Statement by the Minister of Education, Donald Grant.
One of our priorities is to ensure that as many learners write and pass their National Senior Certificate.
In all examinations, some candidates simply ‘slip-up’ or are significantly weak in a specific subject. Therefore they are given a second chance to complete their NSC requirements by writing the supplementary exams. A total of 8 148 candidates have registered for the 2012/2013 NSC Supplementary Examination which is scheduled to commence on 11 February 2012 and will conclude on 19 March 2013. In order to assist these candidates to pass their supplementary examinations, the Western Cape Education Department is offering free tuition to candidates.
The tuition programme includes broadcasting revision lessons via satellite to 145 schools across the province using its Telematics system.
The WCED and Stellenbosch University set up the system originally to provide extra tuition for matric candidates in the Western Cape.
Expert teachers will provide quality lessons via satellite to candidates who have registered to write the supplementary exams.
Candidates will be able to view these broadcasts between 17 February and 28 March 2013 from 15:00 to 17:00 on weekdays and from 14:00 to 18:00 on Sundays.
The revision lessons will cover seven core subjects – namely Mathematics, Physical Science, Accounting, Geography, Life Sciences, English FAL and Afrikaans HL.
The timetables can be found on the WCED website, as well as the designated school sites.
Candidates who do not have access to any school listed can purchase support lessons on DVDs at a nominal price from the WCED by calling EDUMEDIA at 021 6899536.
I encourage as many of our candidates who qualified to write the supplementary examinations to take advantage of the tuition opportunities available to them. It is a great revision exercise and allows them to address some of their weaknesses in the previous exam.