Study School Books Not Social Networks

02 October 2014.


The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal calls on matric learners to spend more time studying their books than spending hours on social networks, as they prepare for their final exams.


"Learners must use their time efficiently by reading copies of previous exam papers and complete them in ‘exam conditions’. Revision is key in retaining information. If learners don’t revise they will forget within 24 hours. Learners who spend long periods on social media networks are prone to falling behind," said IFP KZN Education Spokesperson, Mrs Thembeni kaMadlopha-Mthethwa, MPL.


"Mobile phone use may distract students from concentrating on their course work and this could result in lower grades or distracting them from their academic goals. The IFP acknowledges the benefit of social media within an educational context but encourages learners to focus more on studying school books," continued Mrs Madlopha-Mthethwa.


“The IFP once again wishes our matriculants all the best with their final examinations and urges them to focus and prepare to the best of their ability, for the home stretch towards completing their final examinations,” concluded Mrs Madlopha-Mthethwa.



Issued by: 

The IFP KZN Education Spokesperson,

Mrs Thembeni KaMadlopha-Mthethwa, MPL, 071 884 3844 or 079 114 3015


Media enquiries:

Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP KZN Legislature Media Liaison Officer, 073 024 5675