LEARNERS TO BE PROGRESSED ACCORDING TO THEIR PERFORMANCE SAYS MEC MATSEMELA
During a roadshow held in three of the North West districts to welcome the last cohort of learners after Covid-19 school break, MEC for education Mmaphefo Matsemela emphasized that learners will be progressed to higher grades according to their performances.
This she said to diffuse any expectations that learners will be mass progressed following Covid-19 school breaks.
MEC Matsemela says the department rolled out different intervention programs to meet up with the curricula.
“All learners will be progressed to higher grades according to their performance. There will never be “pass one, pass all”. In all our schools teaching and learning is the order of the day, the department is going an extra mile to ensure learners get assistance.
“We have introduced a “Dial a tutor” programme as an intervention programme to help learners. Schools have introduced differinciated time tables to ensure all learners receive learning and teaching. Schools have also introduced extra classes to catch up for the lost time”, said MEC Matsemela.
To lighten the mood MEC Matsemela led a cool Jerusalema dance challenge for learners to loosen up and to relieve tensions since they didn’t participate in any extra-curricular activities due to the coronavirus pandemic. The province has adopted this challenge for the remainder of this academic year to refresh learners.
The MEC roadshow to this far has monitored Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati, Ngaka Modiri Molema and Bojanala Districts and is expected to visit Dr Kenneth Kaunda District on the coming week.
Meanwhile, Grade 12 learners are expected to start their preliminary examinations on Monday, 14 September 2020. The preliminaries will assist learners to evaluate their performance.
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