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Naptosa urges incoming matrics to put their best foot forward from the onset

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Teachers’ union, Naptosa, is urging incoming matric pupils to put their best foot forward, right from the onset.

This is as the country awaits, with bated breath, for the release of the 2023 matric results later this week.

The union’s Executive Director, Basil Manuel, has encouraged pupils to be cognisant of their strengths and weaknesses, particularly going into a new year.

“Those who are a little weaker than others know they have to put in much more effort, but nobody, not even the brightest amongst us passes without effort.”

Manuel says teachers should also aim to improve learning outcomes, every single year.

“We know we are going to get good matric results for 2023, but we want to see the quality of results improve even more, come 2024.

“We want to see the quality of what our children improve even more.”

Manuel has also reminded matriculants that not everyone has to go to university and should explore the option of Tvet Colleges.

He says the workplace needs more skilled individuals than academics.

Schools across the country will officially open their gates for the 2024 academic year on Wednesday.

Cyber Security experts have cautioned parents against posting pictures that will compromise their children’s safety.

Security experts say posting some pictures, such as kids in school uniform and critical information regarding the school’s information, could pose security risks like kidnappings.

More than 4 000 cases of kidnapping were reported between July and September of last year.

Criminals allegedly target children’s drop-off time and when on their way home from school.

Head of Operations for Tyeks Security Services, Granger Groener, shares some helpful tips for parents.

 

Written by: Lindiwe Mpanza

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