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Matric final exams are set to begin on 5 November 2020 but a number of learners have decided that they will write their exams next year instead. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a disruption in the academic year and this has made a few matric learners anxious about exams.
19-year old learner Saeeda Yasin is one of those who have been affected. Initially, she was excited about matric but things changed.
"Due to this Coronavirus pandemic, I started having stress about what if I go to school and I get affected. What if these other learners have it and I get infected?" she said.
After thinking long and hard about it, Saeeda decided to start afresh in the following year with matric. Her anxiety about possibly getting the virus started affecting her school work and her marks dropped drastically.
The Gauteng Education Department is taking no prisoners and have opted to take 10 000 learners to campsites to cover academic content this week. In addition to the camps, Saturday classes will be included which all township learners have had access to over the last few months.
The camps are going to focus on the subjects Mathematics and Physical Science.
“This programme is there to ensure that these learners also have confidence when they sit for exams. Some of these learners may not have been able to go to classes because of the disruptions by COVID-19," says Vincent Zulu, who is in charge of the department's programme.
In other news, Briefly.co.za previously reported that a star athlete was awarded an opportunity to study in the US on a full scholarship. Letlhogonolo Magoro is the type of young lady who is pushing the boundaries and creating a better future for herself. Magoro is a gifted athlete who has managed to run her way into several golden opportunities. The beautiful young lady grew up with her grandmother in a village called Mogaun near Groblersdal in Limpopo.
She later moved to Ga-Rankuwa, in Pretoria North to live with her parents. She attended a local high school but was quickly awarded a scholarship at Prestige college in 2013 due to her amazing athletic ability.
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