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‘24-year-olds are too old for matric’ and mustn’t be ‘schooled ...


‘24-year-olds are too old for matric’ and mustn’t be ‘schooled to death’

Instead, they should finish school at adult education facilities where they could benefit from other upskilling


Academics have supported a suggestion that “over-aged” matrics should complete their schooling at community colleges and adult learning centres.

This follows comments made in parliament last month by Themba Mola, the COO of Kagiso Trust, about such pupils in Limpopo.

“Believe it or not, there are 24-year-olds who are still in school doing matric ... We understand they cannot be thrown away, but we think there must be a different dispensation, maybe the community colleges, that must be introduced in Limpopo to deal with this particular issue,” Mola told parliament...

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