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Loadshedding to affect matriculants performance

Constant powercuts being experienced by businesses and South African residents set to affect matriculants performance.

Constant powercuts being experienced by businesses and South African residents set to affect matriculants performance.

With electricity being cut off almost every few hours in the country it is expected that this will affect matriculant’s ability to study and produce the best results to ensure they meet university entrance requirements.

A study has shown that people prefer studying during the night when its quite and little disruptive and they find that effective, Eskom powercuts schedule runs through out the day and night, forcing students to change their study patterns, learners are forced to adopt to the norm of studying immediately after writting their day paper.

Rural students are likely to be the most affected with powercuts in rural communities higher that what urban areas are experiencing. In communication with rural students they stated that, after writing their paper they have to get home and perform some basic chores before they can focus on their books, by that time Eskom powercuts kick in  disrupting their plans.

Department of education encourages matriculants to study immediately after writing during the day, though its not easy for students to focus immediately after, stated one of the learners.

 

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