GOODLUCK TO MATRIC 2016 – ZUMA
*Caption: Pupils during a lesson at Wyebank Secondary School.
Written by: Mfundo Mabaso
The end of the year is nearing and the national matric final examinations have begun.
President Jacob Zuma has sent good wishes to all Grade 12 (Matric) leaners across the country as they commence with their 2016 National Senior Certificate final examinations today.
“This is the most defining moment and a critical period for our 2016 matric leaners and the country at large. We wish our Class of 2016 all the best in their National Senior Certificate final examinations. We urge all our learners to remain focused and to give their best as they have reached this critical phase of their education and ensure that they make the country proud by producing the best matric results ever,” said President Zuma.
“We wish to also remind all our learners that the future of this country is in their hands and it is only education and their sharp minds that will assist us fight the challenges facing their communities and the country particularly poverty, unemployment and inequality,” the President added.
The 566 810 candidates will commence the National Senior Certificate final examinations with the English First Additional Language tomorrow in 6797 examinations centres around the country.
Matriculant student at Phoenix Technical College, Qhawe Nzama is one of the students who awaits their fate for their future.
“I’m nervous, I’ve got fear of not knowing what to expect. I also regret not giving my full potential and time on studying,” said Nzama
He added, “I am really tired of school even though I am going to miss everyone that I got along with. I have got a lot of things on my mind with regards to life after school including giving my transportation business my full attention or pursue a career in fire department.”
The President also appealed to matric learners to abstain from copying and cheating as these acts have a potential of destroying their future, and called for authorities to take necessary precautions to avoid such acts.