SA gov’t helps students via TV
The South African government’s Department of Basic Education (DBE) has launched a programme on free-to-air (FTA) TV to support grade 12 students preparing for their exams during the pandemic.
Woza Matrics will air for 12 weeks from September 1. It will cover subjects including maths, life sciences, geography, economics, maths literacy, history and business studies.
The programme is led by the DBE, assisted by the National Education Collaboration Trust and developed in collaboration with the South African Broadcasting Corporation, MultiChoice and eMedia Investments, as well as with a number of educational content providers including Digicampus, Mindset, Monyetla Trust and the Programme for Improved Learning Outcomes.
Woza Matrics will air on SABC 3 on all DStv packages and on Openview (channel 122) from 08.00-10.00 and 13.00-15.00, seven days a week. It will also be available for free on the DStv Now catch-up app.
Basic education minister Angie Motshekga said: “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 the final exams.
“I am most grateful to SABC, MultiChoice and eMedia Investments, who have so generously made their broadcast networks and expertise available to Woza Matrics; and to the content providers including DigiCampus, Mindset and Monyetla Trust, who have shared all their excellent content with Woza Matrics.”