- Matriculants of the class of 2020 will today start their final examinations for their National Senior Certificates
- The Grade 12s will be writing English Paper 1 this afternoon and South Africans have started sharing their messages of good luck
- The class of 2020 has had a difficult year in terms of schooling and Saffas made sure to commend them for their hard work
Matriculants of the class of 2020 start their National Senior Certificate examinations today. The class of 2020 will be writing English Paper 1 this afternoon. This has been a very difficult year for matriculants with schools constantly opening and closing.
The global pandemic has affected schooling in a major way. South Africans have taken to social media to wish the matrics well for the start of their exams. Many are sharing words of advice as well.
Many Saffas are extremely proud of the work the Grade 12s have had to put in this year as uncontrollable forces affected their learning.
Briefly.co.za took to Twitter to compile a few of the lovely messages shared by tweeps.
"You guys must be the bravest, most resilient class in the history of matric classes. I salute you. You've come this far, bring it home. #MatricClassof2020"
"To the #MatricClassof2020 we wish you all the best with your final exams. This has been one of the most difficult years to study and we commend you for enduring the storm. Now's the time to focus and give it your all to make it past the finish line. We believe in you, all the best!"
"Wishing you oceans of good luck for the upcoming exams. As long as you do your best, you have nothing to worry about. Love and light."
"#MatricClassof2020 we are behind you guys, make yourself, family and the nation proud. Good luck to the class of 2020, you had to face a lot this year but you can do it, we believe in you."
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa and Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga sent their well wishes to the matrics. According to a statement released by the president, this year's examinations will be the largest public exam administered in South Africa. This is due to the postponement of the June Senior Certificate exams.
Ramaphosa said that the class of 2020 have overcome difficulties that would test the resolve of even the most "experienced and hardened adults". Motshekga said the matrics of 2020 are a unique class.
According to SABC News, Motshekga said:
“I wish them well and they should know that they are a special class. They are a unique class of 2020 where there is Covid. They are a special class, they must focus and do their best. They are not an ordinary class.”
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