The North West Department of Education MEC, Mmaphefo Matsemela participated in the monitoring the first day of writing the Grade 12 examinations by visiting Sejankabo Secondary school in Mocoseng Village, Mafikeng.

MEC Matsemela’s monitoring proceeded to Tetlano Secondary in Motlhabeng Village, Mmabatho High in Unit 2 and Mafikeng Secondary in Mafikeng. During her visit to schools she observed how learners were coping with the examinations.

In this year’s Grade 12 examinations learners were compelled to write while wearing masks. The number of learners in the examinations classrooms were reduced to comply with the Covid – 19 regulations.

MEC Matsemela was impressed by first day of the Grade 12 examinations.

“I am truly impressed on how this day unfolded, The determination and commitment displayed by our learners on their first day was amazing. In all the schools l visited, l found them writing and answering all questions as instructed by their teachers. I am optimistic that this examinations will be a success. I also want to thank our teachers for their continued passion and commitment to their work”, said MEC Matsemela.

MEC Matsemela also pleaded with parents to continue to support learners during this critical time.

“I further want to request all parents of learners who are writing now to continue to support learners. Parents should monitor the preparations of the learners. I am confident that this Class of 2020 will make our province proud again”, said MEC Matsemela.

Kamogelo Metsi a 19 year old Grade 12 learner at Sejankabo Secondary school indicated that he has a study group with his classmates, wherein they spend 2 hours daily assisting each other. He says he want to obtain good marks at the end of the year.

Keotspile Moatlhodi an 18 year old Grade 12 learner also from Sejankabo Secondary school says she wants more marks than those she obtained during the year.

“Next year l want to obtain a Bachelors certificate with 7 distinctions. I want to study law at the University of Cape Town. Now l am ready to claim my future, l can’t wait”, said Moatlhodi.

In the morning learners started writing with English First Additional Language and at 14:00 closed with English Home Language First Paper.

For more information please contact:
Elias Malindi
Departmental Spokesperson Cell: 072 1154 855/072 892 8399

Author: tkhechane