The DA Youth congratulates those in the Class of 2012 who passed their matric exams. We are particularly encouraged by the number of learners who passed Mathematics and Physical Science, as these are key skills needed to grow the economy and create jobs.
We encourage learners who have not received confirmation of acceptance at universities to explore other options, like Further Education and Training (FET) Colleges. At this time of the year, unfortunately, there are unaccredited colleges that prey on students. We ask that learners refer to the Department of Higher and Training to check the credibility of FET colleges.
The price of higher education is regrettably not affordable for the majority of South Africans. We therefore encourage learners to consult university, business and government websites for information about bursaries. There are also other avenues that can be used to fund tertiary studies, such as student loans through banks and the National Student Financial Aid Scheme of South Africa (NSFAS).
There are many learners who will not be celebrating the release of the results. This is not the end of the road, as they can still enrol to improve their secondary education level studies. Counselling is available by contacting the South African Depression and Anxiety Group at 0800-567-567.
For learners who will be celebrating the release of the results, the DA Youth asks that they celebrate this success responsibly.
Federal DA Youth Leader
082 773 4755
National Youth Coordinator
072 232 0127