The Western Cape Education Department has once again called on community members to help protect the province’s schools by reporting theft and vandalism.

The MEC for Education, Debbie Schäfer says 41 incidents of theft and vandalism were reported at 34 Western Cape schools during the past Christmas season.

She says although there has been a decrease in the number of incidents, offenders need to be apprehended and brought to book.

Schäfer says theft and vandalism to school property deprives students of their right to education.

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Provincial Education MEC Debbie Schäfer says the number of Western Cape schools, which have obtained a Matric pass rate of less than 60%, have dramatically decreased.

The number of the province’s schools, who failed to obtain this minimum pass mark, have decreased from 52 to 40, in the 2021 National Senior Certificate examinations.

Schäfer says this decrease in the number of under-performing schools shows that all the hard work and commitment is paying off.

Read Schäfer’s full statement here.

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The Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer has encouraged matriculants, who failed their exams or have not obtained their desired results, to make use of the support services available to them.

Schäfer advises Grade 12s to apply for the next session of supplementary examinations to rewrite their exams or improve their results.

She also urges candidates to make use of the Second Chance programme, offered by the Department of Basic Education, to again enroll for examinations.

Read her full statement here.

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The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) says it has made numerous resources available to help matriculants prepare for their end-of-year examinations.

Education MEC, Debbie Schäfer says with exams kicking off on the 27th of October, it is crucial that Grade 12s spend as much as possible time revising their work in preparation for the exams.

Schäfer urges Matriculants to access the WCED’s online-platforms to do their revision.

Access the ePortal here: https://wcedeportal.co.za/

Access the Telematics programme here: https://wcedonline.westerncape.gov.za/edumedia/telematic-schools-project

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The Western Cape Education Department encouraged matriculants, over the age of 18, to get their Covid-19 vaccination as soon as possible.

The WCED says if pupils get their injection this week still they would have two weeks to build up their immunity before the exams kick off.

This year’s matric examinations will start on 27 October 2021.

Education MEC, Debbie Schäfer says it’s important that Grade 12s keep themselves safe as they near the examinations.

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