This year was a challenging academic year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the Class of 2020 requires academic and moral support now more than ever. Basic Education Minister, Mrs Angie Motshekga, therefore recently launched the Woza Matrics, a free-to-air television initiative aimed at supporting matric learners following disruptions caused by Covid-19.
The 12-week Woza Matrics campaign commenced this week on 1 September 2020, and will support Grade 12 learners in the build-up to their final matric examinations by providing quality educational content. Subjects covered include Mathematics, Life Sciences, Geography, Physical Science, Accounting, Economics, Maths Literacy, English First Additional Language, History and Business Studies.
Woza Matrics will be broadcast on SABC 3, on all DStv packages and on Openview (Channel 122) from 8:00 - 10:00 and 13:00 - 15:00, seven days a week. It will also be available for free on the DStv Now Catch Up app.
Woza Matrics is led by the DBE, assisted by the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) and developed in collaboration with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Multichoice and eMedia Investments, as well as several educational content providers including Digicampus, Mindset and Monyetla Trust, the Programme for Improved Learning Outcomes (PILO), and other educationalists.
“This initiative has come at the right time whilst we are working to get schooling back on track. Matric is always stressful, but 2020 has been filled with unusual stresses. I want to congratulate all our Grade 12 learners and their families for their perseverance and determination. It is abundantly 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 their final examinations,” said Minister Motshekga during the launch.