Tebogo Msimanga |
President Cyril Ramaphosa wishes the Class of 2021 well on their examination. The National Senior Certificate examination starts on Wednesday, 27 October 2021, marking a commendable milestone at the end of a challenging year. Nearly 900 000 candidates will be sitting for these examinations.
The President said the nation can be proud of the determination, focus and sacrifice with which learners braved the 2021 academic year in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on school life, home life, social interaction and society as a whole.
Ramaphosa paid tribute equally to parents and educators who were themselves affected by the COVID-19 pandemic but were resolute in helping learners cross the schooling finish line.
“We are deeply indebted to families, educators and school governing bodies who made it possible for learners to make it to these examinations by introducing innovative means for learners to complete their curriculum.”
He said grade 11 learners of 2020 persisted with their studies in a year in which COVID-19 arrived on our shores, with its devastating impact on our physical and psychological wellbeing.
“This year we place our arms of support around the Class of 2021 who have persevered and endured in their effort to create a better future for themselves, their families and our economy.