Western Cape Education minister wishes matriculants well ahead of final exams

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Western Cape Education Minister, Debbie Schafer, has called on matriculants to give their best during the final examinations.

Close to 74 000 candidates will be writing their first English paper on Wednesday.

Schafer says learners should adopt healthy habits during the finals.

Schafer says learners should adopt healthy habits during the finals.

“You have come this far. It has been a difficult time for you, but you have a whole province rooting for you and I know that you are up to the challenge. We look forward to celebrating your results with you in January. I also just want to say to each one of you, just do your best. While this is an important exam there are options if you don’t as well as you hoped. So, just focus, do your best and soon it will be over. Don’t forget to eat healthily and get enough sleep. Goodluck, you have got this.”

Chief Director for Communication at the Department of Basic Education Elijah Mhlangasays it’s all systems go for the 2021 matric exams: 

Strategy for preventing paper leakages

Meanwhile, the Gauteng Education Department says an anonymous WhatsApp line has been set up to report any irregularities during the matric examinations.

The province says measures have been put in place to ensure that no leakage of examination paper takes place.

Over 175 000 matric learners in the province are preparing for this final leg in their schooling careers.

Meanwhile, Head of Department for Gauteng Education Edward Mosuwe says security around examination papers has been beefed up to ensure no cheating will take place.

Edward Mosuwe speaks on Gauteng’s readiness for the matic exams: