Those pupils who want to catch up with their studies before the final exams will, but those who don't will be the losers. Those pupils who are not taking responsibility for their studies cannot look forward to a bright future.
I appeal to Cosas president Kenny Motshegoa and his executive to please stop confusing the children. Many of them are trying their best with weekend classes.
And many teachers are genuinely helping their pupils by sacrificing their weekends.
Cosas' agenda is very disturbing. How can the leadership even suggest that matric students be given 20percent free marks? The organisation should rather encourage pupils to study harder to prepare for university.
We have a serious shortage of skills in South Africa and we need to educate as many people as possible. Cosas should be urging the pupils to help the country to become skilled and in that way strengthen both the government and the private sector.
That is the way to go, not advocating "pass one, pass all".
Elsie Huma, Pretoria