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NYDA congratulates matric class of 2018
1/3/2019
 MEDIA STATEMENT
 
03 January 2019
 
 
NATIONAL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AGENCY CONGRATULATES MATRIC CLASS OF 2018
 
The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) congratulates matric class of 2018 and wish them well with the future.
 
We also welcome and commend a significant improvement of the results with a 3,1% increase from 2017 reaching a record high of 78,2% for the 2018 academic year. 
 
The NYDA congratulates Gauteng for becoming the top performing province; and improvement in the Eastern Cape province, wherein the NYDA hosted the Back to School and Right to Learn Campaign last year. 
 
Executive Chairperson of the NYDA, Mr  Sifiso Mtsweni has extended his congratulations and says that “The Matric Class of 2018 is presented with a lot of opportunities with Free Education and the recently pronounced scrapping of work experience for all entry-level jobs in government, including opportunities from the NYDA to consider entrepreneurship as a viable career option“.
 
“To learners who did not do well, we urge them to consider the Department of Basic Education Second Chance Matric Re-write Programme which was handed over by the NYDA.”
 
The NYDA will in the coming week lead an intensive programme aimed at ensuring access to education and ready learners for the re-opening of schools for the 2019 academic year.
 
“In this year of the youth, NYDA will continue the Skills Revolution programme started late last year in partnership with SETAs. Young people must enrol at various TVET Colleges and Universities across the country. Working together with the South African Union of Students (SAUS) and student representative bodies across all institutions of higher learning, we shall ensure smooth registration processes, identifying key challenges and resolve them,” said Mtsweni
 
 
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Issued by the National Youth Development Agency