LIMPOPO
 
The Limpopo Department of Education has issued a directive to schools to resume with Saturday and Spring holidays enrichment classes.

This forms part of the last push intervention strategy to support grade 12 learners who will be sitting for the 2020 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations.
 
Saturday classes are planned for 17, 24 and 31 October, and Spring enrichment classes are scheduled for 26 to 30 October 2020. 
The focus of these enrichment classes is to support learners in subject areas which they struggled with during trial examinations.  
 
The Department had, as part of its 2020 Learner Attainment Strategy commenced with Saturday and Spring classes for grade 12 learners in August, however the programme had to be suspended in a number of schools due to commencement of trial examinations.  
 
MEC for Education, Polly Boshielo has already visited several schools and shall continue to do so to motivate matriculants ahead of their final NSC examination.
“All it takes is hard work and more hard work to make it in this life. Your focus now is to commit and dedicate yourselves to achieve best results.
 
We remain mindful of the ever prevent risk of COVID-19 ,and continue to stress on schools to ensure that they conduct these enrichment sessions within our sector’s standard operating procedures on the prevention and management of the pandemic”, said MEC Boshielo.
 
She said learners who experience anxiety or feel overwhelmed are advised to contact health professionals for psychological support.

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) also offers free remote counselling through their helpline 0800567567 or a SMS to 31393.

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