Best wishes for matrics

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pretoria - As the final exams draw nearer for this year's matrics, top ranking officials have wished the class of 2012 well ahead of the arduous task. 

"Cabinet wishes the class of 2012 well with the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations, which will be written from 22 October until 28 November 2012," said Acting Minister for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, Richard Baloyi, on Thursday during a post Cabinet briefing.

Baloyi was confident that matrics in Limpopo would also do well, as the delay in the delivery of textbooks affected grades 1, 2, 3 and 10. Teachers in that province had also given officials the assurance that despite the delay, learning and teaching had continued.

"We've pronounced more than once as Cabinet our dissatisfaction about the ... delay in the delivery of school books in Limpopo; but our expectation, as we wish our matric students well [for the final examinations], is to see good results."

Meanwhile, Cabinet also noted that President Jacob Zuma handed over new schools to villages in Libode and Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape as part of the replacement programme for mud schools. -