Matrics 2020: ‘Even though it wasn’t easy, we have become stronger’

Matrics 2020: ‘Even though it wasn’t easy, we have become stronger’

The moment of truth is finally approaching for the class of 2020 as the countdown starts to the final matric exams in what has been an unprecedented academic year.  

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The final exams are due to start on November 5.


Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga, joined by the Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi, officiated at a signing of the honesty pledge by the Grade 12 pupils ahead of the exams.

Motshekga thanked the teachers who the work they did during difficult times.


"For working with us and not abandoning the year. Amidst threats your wellbeing, threats to your own health but instead you stood up and came under very difficult conditions.


"I don't take that lightly," Motshekga said.

Tshepo, a pupil from Maphutha Secondary School in Midrand, said the reopening of schools came as a huge relief.


"But at the same time it left us fearful, we didn't know what to expect.


"After putting in a lot of efforts we are proud to say that even though it was not like other years, even though it was not easy we have become stronger.


"We have been equipped to conquer every single obstacle that we will face, so the final exam, we are not scared.”

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