Ahead of the start of the Matric exams on Wednesday, Limpopo Premier Chupu Stanley Mathabatha has sent best wishes to the matric class of 2021 in their final examinations towards achievement of National Senior Certificate (NSC).
Matriculants in Limpopo began writing their examinations from 27 October 2021. They class of 2021 started with English.
“I am so incredibly proud of each and every Matric learner across the province. The COVID-19 pandemic has added so many additional hurdles in the way of this class, but they have overcome them to get this far. This is a remarkable class and I salute you.
He added, “To the Grade 12 class of 2021 I would like to wish you well as you write your final year exams. I don’t doubt that you will make us proud. Besides the disturbances imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, I know that you are a team made of resilient conquerers. Limpopo is looking upon you to make it proud,” said Mathabatha.
Limpopo is fielding 106 564 full time and 35 596 part time candidates who will be sitting for their exams in 1 609 examination centres across the province.
Pupils battling with stress and anxiety during exam time are also encouraged to get support.
“You are not in this alone and there are many people who can help you. You can contact your teacher or school for support, or you can contact the Safe Schools call centre for a referral on 0800 45 46 47.”
The Province has set a target of 80 percent pass rate for the year 2021.