a schoolboy watches school tuitions on television at home.

The Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga today launched a free-to-air television initiative that will help matric learners following disruptions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Woza Matrics is aimed at supporting the matric learners who have lost valuable school time over the past few months.

The Council of Education Ministers has welcomed the initiative and said it would go a long way in assisting all learners in matric to prepare for the final examinations which start in November.

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Woza Matrics is led by the DBE assisted by the National Education Collaboration Trust and developed in collaboration with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Multichoice and eMedia Investments as well as with a number of educational content providers and other educationalists.

The 12-week Woza Matrics campaign will start on September 1 and will support Grade 12 learners in the build-up to their final matric exams by providing quality educational content in the following subjects:

● Maths

● Life Sciences

● Geography

● Physical Science

● Accounting

● Economics

● Math Literacy.

● English First Additional Language

● History

● Business Studies

Minister Motshekga said: “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.

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” I want to congratulate all our grade 12 learners and their families for their perseverance and determination.”

Woza Matrics will be broadcast on SABC 3, on all DSTV packages and on Openview (Channel 122) from 8am to 10am and 1pm to 3 pm every day of the week.

It will also be available for free on the DSTV Now Catch up app.

A wide-reaching communications campaign will ensure learners, parents and teachers across the country know exactly where to find the subject and content they need each week.

A link to support materials will also be made available on September 1.