A brave grade 12 learner started trending on social media after opening up on Facebook about failing the 2022 matric exams.
Lestowan Visser, 18, from Langeberg Secondary in Robertson, went on Facebook holding his matric results and captioned it: “Don’t qualify for a National Senior Certificate but it’s not the end of the world. We will try again.”
Visser didn’t pass the 2022 matric exams but, instead of hiding it from people, he decided to speak about it openly so that others like him would know that they’re not alone.
“It’s the first time I’ve experienced such great disappointment in myself, and that’s totally okay,” said Visser.
He revealed his results to his more than 4,800 followers on Facebook, and the post garnered close to 2000 likes.
Several people commended him for his positive attitude and for not giving up.
In an interview with News24, Visser said he had mixed emotions when he collected his results at Langeberg High School.
“I wanted to be alone when I opened the envelope because whatever the results were going to be, I wanted to live in the moment and just be grateful that I made it this far.
“Unfortunately, the hard work I put in didn’t reap the results I had hoped for. Of course, I was very disappointed in myself because I know that despite the challenges, we as matriculants faced, no one prepares to fail,” he added.
The Western Cape recorded an 81.4% pass rate. Lestowan said he failed geography and mathematics.”
He said: “For me, Mathematics and Geography were always my weak points, and I knew that I needed to sit more with those two subjects for the finals.”
Visser id planning to rewrite the two subjects her failed and to apply to universities to set in motion his dream career of becoming a school teacher.
Source: News24, Daily Voice, image from Facebook: Daily Voice