How to Redo Matric: Second Chance Programme


Have you got a Matric certificate but aren’t happy with the marks you achieved? Or did you not succeed in passing Matric at all? Want a second chance to improve your marks but don't know how to improve your Matric marks? Let’s take a look at one option for redoing Matric, designed by the Department of Basic Education.

On the 9th of January 2017, the Department of Basic Education announced their Second Chance Programme, designed to give Matric students who did not pass their exams and want the chance to redo the exams. The idea behind this programme is to meet “the goals of the NDP and the sector thus increasing learner retention”, for the benefit of the students and the future of the country.

Face to face classes will be available at 50 locations, primarily in rural and semi-rural areas around the country. On top of this, the Department of Education will be integrating technology into this programme to help students redo Matric:

  • Multimedia broadcasts on Dstv, Open View, YouTube and SABC 1
  • Digital resources such as their Facebook page and no data costs for Vodacom subscribers

Learners who want to take advantage of this programme are encouraged to contact their local Education Department Office before the 15th of March to register for the exams in November 2017.

While the emphasis is on 2016’s Matric class, the Department of Basic Education does encourage those who wrote their Matric exams after 2008 and want to redo their Matric to register as part-time candidates.

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If you are an adult who never had the chance to get their Matric, take a look at this page for a guide on how to get your Matric as an adult