Yesterday, Matric students around the country were quoted as saying the first day of matric exams went well.
following the last student's strike that called for a 25% upfront mark even before the start of the exams, fears had been that there could be some disruptions. News24 quoted the MEC of Education in kwazulunatal's spokesperson; Muntu Lukhozi as saying “There have been no reports, we assume everything is going well,”
Some previleged Grade 12 pupils were writing Information Technology theory and Computer Application theory. Previlege because not all schools in the country offer these courses since they can either not afford or maintain computers.
Due to mounting fears of disruption, Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Mdunge said police were keeping an eye on matters. Even though “So far everything is going well. Nothing has happened.” I also add that "Nothing shall happen in God's name"
I take this opportunity to wish all the matriculants a brilliant writing period and of course a golden future.