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26 Oct 2015
3:30 pm

First day of Grade 12 exams went well in NWest


The first day of matric exams in the North West province proceeded without incident on Monday, the provincial education department said.

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“The first day went well. MEC [Maphefo Matsemela] visited Kgosi Itsile Lethola Secondary School in Taung. The first day went smoothly,” the department said.

At least 33,844 matriculants from 383 schools in the province are writing this year’s exams.

Orateng Rangwaga, 19, from Grenville High School in Rustenburg said she was confident of passing English after the test today.

“I was ready for English, but I was nervous. The exam was not easy or hard. It had its normal challenges. It needed a lot of interpretation but I nailed it. I am sure I will get between 60 and 70 percent,” Rangwaga said.

Rustenburg mayor Mpho Khunou wished the class of 2015 luck in their final examinations.

“It is that time of the year again when knowledge of what you have been studying throughout the year will be put to the test in the final examinations,” Khunou said.

“We know that you have studied hard throughout the year and that your hard work will soon bear sweet fruit, preparing you to take your studies to the next level of tertiary. Go out there and make not only your parents and educators proud but the rest of the Rustenburg community.”

-African News Agency