The Ministry of Education in South Africa is planning to step up efforts to improve the outcomes in education.
Selected schools that have been under-performing in 2007 matrix exams will be targeted.
Plans include having students write more demanding national examination papers.
The recent meeting held by the Ministry of Education also stressed having all teachers, schools and students more prepared for the exams.
The immediate support that will be given includes all students having textbooks for each subject, as well as preparation for the examination with different types of questions. The students must attend all classes every day for the next five months.