Pass on uniform, don’t write on shirt, matrics urged

2015-11-27 09:01
MEC for Education Peggy Nkonyeni with pupil Nontobeko Mbatha at Ikusasa Elihle Secondary, where she was monitoring the process of the matric examinations.

MEC for Education Peggy Nkonyeni with pupil Nontobeko Mbatha at Ikusasa Elihle Secondary, where she was monitoring the process of the matric examinations. (Nosipho Nxasane, The Witness)

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Pietermaritzburg - KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Education Peggy Nkonyeni on Thursday asked matric pupils from Ikusasa Elihle school at Imbali not to destroy the school uniforms they no longer need.

Nkonyeni said, “I know you are all excited but I plead with you not to write on or destroy any of your school uniforms. Someone out there is in need of that uniform. It doesn’t matter if it is old or new, it will make some other pupil happy.”

Nkonyeni was monitoring the writing of this year’s National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations as Ikusasa Elihle pupils wrote their last paper, History paper two.

The school principal was confident of a 100% pass rate for history.

School principal Eric Nkwanini said, “Last year we managed to get 100% for this paper. Our overall results for last year was a disappointing 69%. Normally our pass rate is 80% or more.”

“I think substance abuse and teenage pregnancy seemed to have played a role last year but this time around we are hoping for the best,” said Nkwanini.

According to Nkonyeni this year’s exams went very well.

“Nothing disturbed the exam process,” she said.

Final matric papers Visual Arts and Music paper two will be written on Friday.

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