Pupils do better with Second Chance

Lakin Seconds, left, and Nicole Ringquest celebrate after getting their Second Chance results.

All is not lost for students who did not pass or achieve the results that they needed for tertiary education. More than 500 pupils took advantage of the Second Chance Programme at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Bellville. Their aim was to improve their matric results.

Among them was Nicole Rinquest, 19, from Edgemead. Nicole, who wanted to improve her marks in life sciences and maths so that she study psychology.

Nicole said the pressures of writing her final exams the first time contributed to her unsatisfactory marks.

“I knew I could do better,” she said.

On her second attempt she managed to secure a place among the top learners who rewrote their matric.

Project manager and manager of the Service-Learning Unit at CPUT, Jacqui Scheepers, said: “Some learners jumped from a failure to 60-odd percent.”

She said that the new intake of learners for the class of 2017 will open soon and to qualify candidates must have written Grade 12 in the years 2014, 2015 or 2016 and have either failed or wish to improve their mark.

If you are interested contact Yandiswa Mene at meney@cput.ac.za or Theresa Burns at burnst@cput.ac.za or call 082 419 4736 or 021 959 6868/9 between Monday January 16 and Friday February 3.