Giyani- as the Department of Education class of 2023 National Senior Certificate (NSC) end of year final examination draws closer, the department had an opportunity to motivate and encourage more than 95 thousands Limpopo registered full-time and part-time candidates who will be commencing with their final matric examination starting on 30 October 2023.

MEC for Limpopo Department of Education, Mavhungu-Lerule Ramakhanya together with senior officials from the provincial and the district offices, led a solidarity walk to mark ( 30 days  countdown before the start of  the 2023 final Matric Examinations) with over 1200 learners from the class of Matric 2023. The solidarity walk commenced from Giyani Community Hall to Harvest Time Church, also situated in Giyani Section E as a way of extending support to all the schools and circuits under Mopani East District.

The countdown occasion is also aimed at garnering support from parents, guardians, and other stakeholders to help candidates as they prepare for their final year exams.

In her address during the event, MEC Lerule-Ramakhanya emphasized on the introspection that each candidate must do before they sit for the exams considering all that they have been taught.

“Today as we do the countdown, it is about you as an individual. It has nothing to do with what your friend sitting next to you is talking about. The countdown today is about me and you saying to educators you have ushered us since January and today we are starting our journey to say to our educators thank you. We have been with you but on the last journey we will take it alone”, Said MEC Lerule-Ramakhanya.

MEC Lerule-Ramakhanya also pleaded with parents and guardians of the learners to ensure that they offer maximum support and monitor the learners as they go about their preparations.

“I want to take this time and speak to our stakeholders in the hall and parents and or guardians following us on our social media platforms. Our learners will be writing in a few weeks, we need to give them a break from hard domestic chores. Their energy must be directed to schoolwork. Please give them time to rest, allow them time to sleep after their long study sessions. I also want you to monitor them to ensure that they are indeed studying. The use of mobile phones must be very minimal. Make sure that they use their gadgets for academic purposes”, MEC in conclusion. 


By Ndivhuwo Mukhada