Party responsibly, MEC tells matrics
Cape Town - Western Cape Education MEC Donald Grant has appealed to the province's matrics to be responsible when they start celebrating the end of their final exams.
"While the majority of the candidates are still writing, there are candidates that will complete their examinations today [Monday]," Grant said.
"Many of these candidates will begin celebrating the end of their examinations at parties around the province, with some of them travelling to areas like Plettenberg Bay and Hermanus for 'Matric Rage' parties.
"I would like to make a special appeal to all our candidates to celebrate responsibly."
Pupils should exercise caution when driving, ensure they were buckled up and had a driver who was not under the influence of alcohol, Grant said.
Five Western Cape Grade 12 pupils died in road-related incidents during the examination period in 2009.
Grant said candidates had to remain available to write up to December 9, in case their exam papers were found to have been leaked or papers were lost.
"Although I know that many of our matriculants are extremely relieved to have completed writing some of the major subjects such as mathematics and physical science, they must still remain focused," the MEC said.
"Our Grade 12 learners have still yet to write subjects such as geography, isiXhosa and history."
The exams are schedule to end on December 1, with the religious studies and design papers.