Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, has wished the class of 2017 well ahead of their final examination.
“I’d like to wish the class of 2017 good luck for these year’s National Senior Examinations,” said Motshekga.
“Keep your head down, study hard, stay focused and remain confident, you’ll make us proud.”
The Minister also urged this year’s candidates to take advantage of the various post-Grade 12 learning opportunities in the country.
“After at least 12 years into the education system, you owe it to yourself to put your all in these examinations, so that you are able to take advantage of post-school activities. The world is your oyster. So, once more good luck and we ask you to do your best,” said Motshekga.
About 798 289 students are registered for this year’s national senior certificate examination, a decrease of almost 37 840 from last year.
Results will be released on 4 January.