Why is matric important?

Many people leave school without a matric certificate. Often, they believe that they don’t need matric to make a good living. They may be correct, but except in cases where they can start their own business or inherit a lot of money, these people often find that many doors in the corporate and professional career sector remain closed to them.

Some people just don’t like the structure of schooling in a classroom setup and thus leave school. Others just find it difficult to cope with the workload that matric courses heap on them. If you are one of these people, writing your matric exams in a different setting with less stress might be just the thing to get you studying again and get you on the road to a college education.

If you are someone who has already passed matric but want to or need to rewrite a subject in order to be accepted into a course you want to study, you will definitely know the importance of a matric certificate with the right grades and subjects on it. Since you already know how important it is to pass matric in order to further your studies, the team at matric.co.za would like to urge you to finish matric, in order to further your studies.

Most people who want to study further at a college or other institute of learning after obtaining their matric certificate know that you cannot enrol for full diploma courses without a matric certificate. Many colleges offer shorter courses where you only need grade 10 to enrol for these courses, but they don’t culminate in National Diplomas. These shorter courses are basically stepping stones to the more advanced courses you can enrol for if you have a matric certificate. If you want to see which courses can be studied without a matric certificate, click here.

As you can see, passing matric is very important. It is not important for your parents (and they aren’t punishing you by sending you to school!); it is not important for your friends; it is important for YOU. By passing matric, you open a wealth of opportunities for yourself. Most people end up having families, and there will thus be a number of mouths to feed. Nowadays, you cannot even get a job as a cashier in the supermarket without having a matric certificate. Sure, you can work as a labourer, but there is a ceiling in terms of earnings. You will get to a point where you don’t earn much and cannot earn more because you don’t have a matric certificate.

Answer this list of questions to determine whether having a matric certificate is important or worth the effort to you:

  • Do I want to complete my school education and pass matric?
  • Do I want to rewrite some of my matric subjects in order to enrol for a college course?
  • Do I want to go to college?
  • Do I want to find a steady job with growth opportunities?
  • Do I want to have a career in which I can be productive for 35-40 years?
  • Do I want a job that pays enough so that I can retire comfortably?
  • Do I want a job that allows me to care for my family in the best way possible?

If you answered YES to all or most of these questions, education is important to you, and the first step en route to a good education starts with completing matric.

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