Authorities urge anxious matrics to seek help

The Social Development Department has urged matriculants, who are feeling anxious, to call its helpline.

FILE: The Social Development Department has urged matriculants, who are feeling anxious, to call its helpline. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Social Development Department is urging matriculants to reach out for help if they are feeling anxious about their futures.

The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) pupils received their matric results this week, recording a pass rate of 98.38 percent.

Government school matrics will have to wait until 6 January to find out how they did.

The child of a domestic worker mother, Nkwazinkosi Nkomo, says her achievement has made her family proud.

"I was very pleased with myself and everyone was very happy."

She's one of the top achievers at Kingsmead College in Johannesburg where she was awarded a scholarship for her high school education.

She is hoping to study mining engineering and is waiting to hear whether she will be able to secure the necessary funding.

It is an anxious wait one that many matriculants will be experiencing as they plan their futures or wait for their marks.

The Social Development Department has urged matriculants, who are feeling anxious, to call its 24 hour helpline for professional counselling.