The Department of Basic Education has an opportunity for adults to register for their matric through the Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) programme which enables them to finish their basic education.
Adults who have passed Grade 9 will need to register at their nearest ABET centre, using their ID or birth certificate and Grade 9 school report.
Adults who are no longer in the possession of their school report will need to get an affidavit at the South African Police Service, stating that they have passed Grade 9 and how they are no longer in the possession of this important document.
This will be followed by the individual taking a certified copy of this affidavit to the school where they were studying and asking the school to provide them with a copy of their Grade 9 school report.
If the school no longer has their results for some reason, then they will have the right to ask them to assist with the name and contact details of the relevant person in the Education Department who can assist them.
Alternatively, they may take the affidavit to the nearest ABET office, together with their personal documents such as a birth certificate or ID, and seek assistance to register them
However, the prospective adult learner will be tested, as proof that they could have passed the relevant grade and only adults 21 and older qualify to register to write their matric through ABET.
Adults who would like to apply for lower grades will be required to register for ABET Levels One to Four, using the ID or birth certificate and any school records that may exist.