THE NUMBER OF INMATES SITTING FOR MATRIC EXAMS HAS GONE UP: CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

THE NUMBER OF INMATES SITTING FOR MATRIC EXAMS HAS GONE UP: CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

The number of inmates writing matric examinations this year has increased compared to the previous year‚ the department of correctional services says.

The department says a total of 211 inmates from 14 DCS schools are to sit for the final exams‚ a 63.5% increase from the 129 in the 2016 academic year.

“The notable increase in the number of inmates enrolling for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations year-on-year demonstrates our rehabilitation efforts through formal education so that we can increase literacy levels of inmates‚ thus giving them a second chance in life‚” Acting National Commissioner James Smalberger said in a statement.

“Patently critical‚ Correctional Services has not only increased the number of matriculants‚ but the quality of results has been increasing over the years.”

The department says it has also noted an increase in enrolments in subjects such as Mathematics‚ Accounting and Physical Science.

The number of inmates writing matric examinations this year has increased compared to the previous year‚ the department of correctional services says.

Nomahlubi Jordaan / Sowetan LIVE

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