The exams are over

2016-12-01 06:00
Photo: andile sithole Excited Grade 12 pupils from Tongaat Secondary are optimistic that they aced Afrikaans paper three.

Photo: andile sithole Excited Grade 12 pupils from Tongaat Secondary are optimistic that they aced Afrikaans paper three.

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PUPILS from Tongaat Secondary are optimistic after writing their last paper on Monday.

The pupils were optimistic that they had aced Afrikaans paper three.

Yolanda Rose (18), said the paper was a bit challenging, but she was confident she had excelled.

Yolanda was among thousands of pupils who wrote their final senior certificate­ exams in KZN.

Brad Kalicharan (17), said: “It was quite challenging, but due to the great work of our teachers at Tongaat Secondary, we were well prepared for all our papers.”

Ushistha Homraj (17), said she is expecting good results. “I want to thank teachers and our parents for their hard work, support and believing in us.”

Principal Rajen Singh said teachers worked hard throughout the year to ensure that Grade 12 pupils achieve good results.

“Our teachers worked with pupils on Saturdays and holidays to prepare them for the exams.
“With the exception of maths paper two, all the papers were good.

“Last year Tongaat Secondary obtained 93.9% and this year our target is 96%, which is achievable.”

Singh said the school is concerned about pupils who cannot afford to further their studies at tertiary institutions due to financial constraints.

“Many parents cannot afford to pay their children’s tuition fees at universities and that becomes our main concern.

“The government needs to address this issue of tertiary education fees urgently and make it affordable to the poor.

“Another concern is that most of the pupils were not accepted at universities because there is no space to accommodate them,” Singh added.

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