This morning matrics in the Free State geared up to start one of the most important examinations they will ever write. Although their academic year came with many interruptions and challenges, MEC of Education in the Free State, Tate Makgoe, says he is positive that the Free State will produce outstanding results once again.
Visiting Kagisho Comprehensive Secondary School in Bloemfontein this morning to wish the matrics well, Makgoe explained to Bloemfontein Courant that he believes the department and all the stakeholders involved were proactive by starting to prepare the matrics of 2020 last year already, without knowing that there will be a global pandemic.
He says that the challenges might affect a distinction here and there, but the overall mark looks promising. The matrics kicked off the exam with English Paper One.
Makgoe wished each individual learner good luck with an “elbow shake” and shared some laughs. He motivated them by saying that the future engineers, doctors and leaders are sitting right in front of him this morning.
“Universities are waiting for you, bursaries are waiting for you, you are going to be professionals. Good luck once more,” Makgoe said.