Ramaphosa : Class of 2020 endured difficulties

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

President Cyril Ramaphosa said the Class of 2020 has had to endure conditions their predecessors never had to confront.

In three days’ time the matric class of 2020 will sit for the National Senior Certificate examinations.

“For many this is an exciting moment, but one that is also fraught with anxiety.”

In his weekly news-letter, Ramaphosa said though some had access to online learning platforms and other resources, many had to struggle with access to learning material and teaching.

They had to endure the mental strain of social isolation, and for many months were cut off from friends and their teachers. “Yet, despite having the odds stacked against them, our learners are determined to present for this exam that is the pinnacle of their schooling. It has been equally difficult for our educators.”

President Ramaphosa urged class of 2020 to conclude the 12-year race with courage.

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