Minister wishes learners well in their exams

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Learners at Diepdale High School, in Diepkloof Zone 2, were in for a surprise this morning when they were greeted by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga at the assembly point.

The Minister visited the school to encourage and wish the Grade 12 learners well in their examinations.

Addressing the learners, Minister Motshekga encouraged the learners, including the Grade 12 learners, to focus and work hard on their studies so that they can pass their examinations.

“There is nothing greater than education. You have to do whatever it takes to pass the examinations,” the Minister said.

Minister Motshekga urged the learners to distance themselves from dangerous lifestyles, drugs and other things, and focus on their studies.

She told the learners that the most prominent people like the Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Archbishop Mokgoba went to township schools and they succeeded.

“If you work hard and focus on your studies, you will be like them. You don’t necessarily have to go to special schools to succeed.

“If you come from a poor background, this is your time to change things around. If you want people to respect you, you must study hard,” the Minister said, urging the learners to take education seriously.

She told the learners that if they drop out from school, they will end up suffering since they won’t be employed anywhere without education.

Minister Motshekga assured the country that her department has done everything possible to secure the examination papers. “We have done everything to protect the integrity of the examinations,” the Minister added.

The Minister was also impressed with the school, saying that it was clean and in good condition despite it being old.

School Principal Johannes Munakisi told SAnews that they are confident that the Grade 12 learners are going to do well in their examination.

“We have prepared them well and we are confident they are going to do well. Our target is 100 percent pass,” he said.

According to the principal, there are 162 Grade 12 learners at the school.

A Grade 12 learner at the school, Humprey Masungu, told SAnews that he was prepared for the examination and that he was going to pass.

Regarding his plans for next year, he said: “I have registered for a BCom degree at the University of Johannesburg”.

Echoing the similar sentiments was Daphney Risenga who said she was well prepared for the examination and that next year she was going to study Law at the Johannesburg University. “I want to be a lawyer,” she said.  

The 2017 NSC Examinations commenced on Monday when some candidates wrote the unofficial languages.

Minister Motshekga will release the 2017 NSC Examination results on the evening of Thursday, 04 January 2018 and candidates will be able to access their results on Friday 05 January 2018 through the department’s website and through the various media outlets through which the results will be made available. – SAnews.gov.za

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