It’s nerves and excitement as the matric class of 2020 gets ready to start the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams. More than a million candidates are sitting for these exams which kick-off with English Paper 1 this morning. They will write under strict Covid-19 protocols. President Cyril Ramaphosa has wished the matric class well saying that they had to overcome difficulties that would test the resolve of even the most experienced and hardened adults.
He adds that these learners have been tested on many fronts with the hard lockdown and a global pandemic. President Ramaphosa has urged the learners to conclude their 12-year race with courage and strength as they make the final push.
Meanwhile in the Western Cape close to a hundred thousand candidates will be writing. It’s a much larger group than previous years. Education MEC Debbie Schäfer has wished the matrics best of luck for the final exams. She acknowledged that it has been an unusual and unsettling year but says they are rooting for them. She also appealed to residents to avoid disrupting the final exams in any fashion.
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