MANY people regret not completing their matric but they can still earn the certificate.
Matric Works, the adult education institution, is offering 15 people, 21 years or older, an opportunity to complete their matric free of charge as part of celebrating Madiba’s legacy this Mandela Month.
Jackie Carroll, CEO of Media Works, said those accepted will complete their matric online.
“The power of education extends beyond acquiring skills Mzansi needs. Education empowers people to be successful and to desire success, which contributes to nation building.”
She said whether one or all six subjects are needed to earn a matric certificate, each competition winner can access the subjects of their choice.
“This allows people to study towards their nationally recognised amended senior certificate – an equivalent of the grade 12 national senior certificate.”
The value of the competition is over R100 000.
People can study anytime, anywhere and at their own pace, while enjoying constant support.
To enter the competition, applicants need to make sure they click “Like” on the Matric Works Facebook page. From there, they need to post a public comment on the page or reply to a post, writing why they think that getting a matric is important and why it’s something that they would like to achieve, using the #Matric4Madiba hashtag.
Entry to the #Matric4Madiba competition closes on 31 July. Winners of the matric course will be announced next month.
Each competition winner will be able to access the study material for three years.
The course also gives the new pupils three chances to write their amended senior certificate examinations, which take place annually between May and July.
A matric certificate is a passport to a better future.
“A matric pass is not only what you need to gain access to improved employment opportunities but is the basic qualification you need to study further.
“We are excited to be able to honour Madiba’s legacy and change the lives of 15 South African adults this Nelson Mandela Month.”
For more information about the competition, visit Matric Works’ website www.matricworks.co.za or www.facebook.com/matricworks