This is Johan’s GED® success story, after he failed matric.
Johan wrote matric via a distance education service provider at the end of 2013. He failed two of his subjects – Business Studies and Tourism and so he failed to pass his matric final exams.
He rewrote one of the subjects in 2014 and failed again. He tried attending classes at a small private school for the two subjects he needed to pass, but after a few weeks, he decided that he didn’t fit into that school environment.
Then early in 2015, he discovered the GED® as an alternative option to get a matric equivalent and he decided to give it a try.
In April he wrote his first test and passed it. This taste of success motivated him to continue and by June he had completed all the tests and achieved his GED® credential.
He subsequently started a business installing fences around people’s gardens. He has bought his first car – a second-hand bakkie [pick-up truck] and he paid for it cash. His business is doing very well and he is a successful, self-employed young entrepreneur.
“Now that I have my GED®, I don’t feel like I am a failure because I failed two matric subjects,” he says.
“I never did well at school as I am not an academic type of person. I work well with people and with my hands, but now I can hold my head up high because I have a school-leaving credential if I ever need it. My parents and grandparents are satisfied that I finished my schooling and they are now off my back.
I am so glad I had a second chance to prove that I am not a failure.”
Update 2019: Johan has moved to the USA and has been accepted at a college to study building construction from 2019 onwards.
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