Sosh streets filled with jubilant matrics

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Pretoria - Since the break of dawn this morning the streets of Soshanguve have been filled with learners who received their 2009 matric exam results.

Most of them, who were accompanied by anxious parents, said last year's finals were easy except for the Maths Papers which they found very difficult.

Frans Manganyi, 17, from Tiyelelani Secondary School in Block K from Soshanguve, was one of those who passed the exam with flying colours.

Manganyi, who got a B aggregate, said he hoped to study Actuarial Science at the University of Pretoria.

"I worked very hard throughout the year so I could have got better results but I am happy with what I got," he said, adding that hard work coupled with determination pays.

Proud Makondo, 20, who could not hide his excitement of getting a University Exemption (Symbol B), wants to study Civil Engineering.

"Even at the university I'm still going to work hard, hard work pays," he said.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga earlier today announced a pass rate of 60.6 percent, a 2 percent decrease from the previous year's 62.5 percent.