The SABC Education is calling on all South African matric students to register and receive their matric results through SMS or USSD lines.

The service is created for matric students to receive results via SMS and USSD as soon as results are made available to the general public.

The service is in partnership with the Department of Basic Education (DBE).

The Matric Results SMS and USSD lines will be open for matric students from the 19th of December 2017 until 31 January 2018.

For the learners to be able to access their results, they will have to register and send an SMS to 35658.

The SMS will consist of the ID number and student number; both numbers must have 13 Digits in order to be accepted.

The ID Number will also be subjected to an algorithm that identifies if the ID Number is a valid South African ID Number.

For USSD use, the learners will dial *120*35658#, put in their ID number and Exam number to register. Once the results are available, they will get their results per subject.

However, SABC Education will continue to create awareness through television and Radio promos to alert matric students on the use of SMS and USSD support services.

SABC Education is again running a call centre to address issues relating to registration process, registration confirmation and queries on results received.

The SABC says should the learners have queries, they can contact our call center on 011 504 0008, on Monday.

The learners will be charged R1.50 per SMS, free SMSes do not apply