ANC wishes matric pupils well

2014-10-26 22:23

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Johannesburg - The ANC on Sunday wished matriculants well for their final examinations.

"Matric examinations are the culmination of many years of grooming and preparation for both the learners and educators," spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said in a statement.

"It is our hope that their outcomes will be a glowing showcase of achievement, the result of diligence, dedication and hardwork."

A total of 688 660 matriculants are registered to write the 2014 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination, starting on Monday.

Of this number 550 127 were full-time and 138 533 part-time candidates.

The examinations would be held at 6 735 centres across all nine provinces, with the help of about 65 000 invigilators.

Kodwa urged communities to support the pupils.

"That we can do through creating a conducive and supportive environment that ensures every learner knows that their education is valued and their academic achievement is our common goal."

The Economic Freedom Fighters wished the pupils well, and urged the higher education department to admit as many pupils as possible at tertiary institutions.

"The EFF further calls on the department of higher education to prepare itself to take as many of these learners to higher education institutions as possible, not just domestically, but also abroad," said spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga was expected to announce the outcome of the examinations on 5 January. The results would be released on 6 January.

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