Matrics ponder life after school as exams come to an end

2015-11-25 09:24
Some of Sobantu Secondary School pupils who wrote the Zulu paper three yesterday — (front, from left) Sabelo Mthembu and Minenhle Ndimande, with (back, from left) Mswenkosi Mkhize, Thembeka Ndlovu, Nomzamo Ngubo and Minenhle Zondi.

Some of Sobantu Secondary School pupils who wrote the Zulu paper three yesterday — (front, from left) Sabelo Mthembu and Minenhle Ndimande, with (back, from left) Mswenkosi Mkhize, Thembeka Ndlovu, Nomzamo Ngubo and Minenhle Zondi. (Nosipho Nxasane, The Witness)

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Pietermaritzburg - Matrics who sat for their Zulu paper three yesterday at Sobantu Secondary are eager for the day their results will be released — January 6, 2016 — to arrive.

Thembeka Ndlovu (17) said, “After all the papers I have written Zulu is the comfort paper. Not because it’s my home language but it’s that one paper that you don’t have to study hard for, just like English. My best memory this year is the matric ball. We got a taste of the outside world. It’s not every day that your parents give you money for your hair, dress and make-up. I felt like a princess for once.”

With just a few papers remaining, Sabelo Mthembu (20) said pupils should find themselves a hobby.

“I dance during my spare time. This has allowed me to manage my time and it keeps me focused. Focus is very important because you might lose a lot of time while focusing on the wrong things,” said Mthembu.

Mswenkosi Mkhize (19) said being part of the school leadership had taught him a lot.

“I will study teaching next year. Helping other pupils in school developed the love I have for teaching. I also learnt that by helping others you also gain knowledge,” said Mkhize.

Mkhize added that the work for the matric finals starts in January and not just a few days before the final exams.

THE provincial Department of Education said yesterday they remain satisfied with the process of the matric exams.

MEC for Education Peggy Nkon­yeni said, “The team that is dealing with the whole work involving examinations is so far doing a great job. We are all happy with what we have been observing from the first day of examinations until now.”

She said KwaZulu-Natal has not encountered any challenges that threaten the quality and credibility of results. A statement released by the department said over 1 700 schools with Grade 12s writing exams are being monitored.

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