DBE launches free-to-air study programme to run for next 12 weeks

To help matric students prepare for the upcoming end-of-year exams, the department of basic education (DBE) recently launched their free-to-air television initiative, Woza Matrics.

The initiative is led by the department in collaboration with SABC, MultiChoice and eMedia investments.

Special programmes will be broadcast on SABC 3, all DSTV packages and on Openview (Channel 122) every day from 8am to 10am and from 1pm to 3pm.

For the next 12 weeks, starting Tuesday September 1, Woza Matrics will air programmes designed to assist matrics in their studies and will cover the following topics:

  • Mathematics
  • Life Sciences
  • Geography
  • Physical Science
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • English First Additional Language
  • History
  • Business Studies

“This initiative has come at the right time when we are working to get schooling back on track.

“Matric is always stressful, but 2020 has been filled with unusual stresses,” said DBE minister Angie Motshekga.

“It is abundently clear that additional support is required for learners and we will continue to provide this.

“There are a few months left before the end of the year and Woza Matrics will give learners the support they need to prepare for the final exams.”

The initiative has been welcomed by the Council of Education Ministers (CEM), who said it would go a long way in assisting matric learners in preperation for the exams.

MultiChoice Group CEO for general entertainment and connected video Yolisa Phahle said they were happy to do their part in helping students.

“We are grateful and privileged to have been invited to contribute to what is a pivotal cause.

“The disruption to all of our lives as a result of Covid-19 is still yet to be fully realised, but our responsibility and commitment must be to ensure that we minimise the impact on our youth, by empowering them through knowledge and skills,” said Phahle.

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