By Sagwati Rakgwatla
BAMBENI– Fifteen Matriculants from Bambeni Secondary School matriculants, under the Greater Giyani Municipality were prevented to repeat their matric this year.
The decision was made after the release of the national matric results on February 23. The school is known for producing good results and a high matric pass rate over the previous years.
According to the learners, the 2020 matriculants received a 100% pass rate which consisted of 4 diplomas and 11 higher certificates.
However, the class of 2020 claims that with the marks that they have obtained they are not going to be accepted at universities due to their low marks.
One of the learners, Yvonne Baloyi said Covid-19 affected their curriculum and learning schedule because they could not fully attend classes as per lockdown regulations.
Unfortunately the school’s principal Marks Mkhari does not accept the students due to lack of space and adhering to Covid-19 rules and regulations. “The school has few classes and they are fully occupied,” he said. He further said that learners who are willing to go back to school should try with other schools.
Mkhari commended the learners for the initiative of acquiring to better their results. “I wish the leaners best of luck in finding schools to rewrite their matric,” he concluded.