South Africa: SABC transmits programme for distance learners


With the recent furore around the low 2009 matric pass rate in South Africa, it’s comforting to hear that SABC1 is to broadcast a new daily educational show targeted specifically at matric students.

Promising to make learning fun for Grade 12s, Matrics Uploaded is a one-hour interactive and entertaining multi media distance education show that is supported by print worksheets, DVD lessons, web and mobile learning resources.

Matrics Uploaded is committed to providing curriculum focused and skills based learning for matrics, with a full course of multimedia lessons across seven core subjects; mathematics, physical science, English, business studies, accounting, maths literacy and life sciences.

The show is hosted by hip young presenters Amanda Manku and Nonhlanhla Ntuli, supported by a teacher presenter, post matric tutors and will include learner participation and studio guests. The Matrics Uploaded Facebook fan page will consist of extracts from the show, previews of upcoming shows, comments, emotions and experiences.

Simon Molaudzi, General Manager at SABC Education says: “Matrics Uploaded integrates core curriculum content into an entertaining game show for Grade 12s where a TV teacher teaches a lesson on an element of the curriculum and then quiz questions are based on the lesson.

“The show [broadcast at 2pm, Mondays to Fridays] runs until the end of the year and will have downloadable content available to assist educators in preparing lessons. It will also have study material intended for pupils. All of these will be available on 

“SABC Education wants Matrics Uploaded to be the daily source of information and the central shared hub for experiences around Matric 2010.”

Screen Africa Fri, 22nd Jan 2010