President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid tribute to the matriculants who sat for the Nationwide Senior Certificates (NSC) in 2020 as students of braveness.
“Within the face of nice difficulties led to by the COVID-19 pandemic, our learners have been resilient, they’ve achieved themselves, their households and their nation proud,” President Ramaphosa mentioned.
The matric outcomes have been introduced on Monday, 22 February 2021, by the Division of Fundamental Schooling (DBE).
President Ramaphosa mentioned final 12 months’s matriculants needed to put together for the essential examination below difficult and extremely pressured situations, necessitating adjustment to the lockdown restrictions in addition to additional work and energy.
The President thanked the nation’s educators, trainer unions, faculty workers and fogeys for his or her assist to the matriculants all through the college 12 months.
“This assist our younger folks acquired made all of the distinction, making it potential for the essential closing 12 months of education to be salvaged,” President Ramaphosa mentioned.
The President applauds the 75.8 % cross price amongst feminine matriculants, as this lays an essential basis for the empowerment of younger ladies within the nation.
The President added that the matriculants who sat for the examination in 2020 have been inheritors of the mantle of the courageous technology of 1976.
Paying tribute to the Class of 2020, President Ramaphosa recalled Tebogo ‘Tsietsi’ Mashinini who at a gathering in Soweto simply days earlier than the fateful protest in 1976 delivered a speech to reassure the anxious college students.
“Towards the best of odds our matriculants persevered to jot down their exams final 12 months as Tsietsi mentioned that day, allow us to certainly honour the cost they made,” President Ramaphosa mentioned.
The President referred to as on matriculants who didn’t cross the examination to make the most of supplementary exams, the DBE’s Second Likelihood programme and different assist mechanisms.