SOME of the matric Class of 2021 say they feel honoured to be among the Top 10 achievers of the country. This is after Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga hosted a breakfast session to honour them.
Motshekga has commended the matric class of 2021 for their hard work amid COVID-19 challenges.
More than 800 000 learners wrote the 2021 National Senior Certificate examinations in 2021.
One of the Top 10 Achievers from Matric class 2021, Simone Wessels from Stellenberg High School told Inside Education on Thursday that she used past exam papers to prepare for the examinations.
“I mostly used past papers from the previous years and I made sure that I understood the concept before answering questions. For all my subjects I used different study methods because they require different skills,” said Wessels.
Wessels encouraged the matric class 2022 to follow their dreams and work for hand in hand with teachers.
Iman Khan from Port Shepstone Secondary School said she is humbled to be part of one of the Top 10 achievers in the country. However, she said she is nervous about the results on Friday.
“For me preparing in advanced was key, remaining stress-free, calm and being consistent was a vital role,” said Khan.
Khan is intending to study medicine at the University of Cape Town.
Caleb Bessit from St Barnabas School of Specialisation said he is overjoyed by being one of the Top 10 learners.
He urged the class of 2022 to set their goals and work hard on them.
The 17-year-old Dichochi Ramotlou from Noorderland High School in Limpopo said that it took resilience and hard work.
Ramotlou emphasized that he took care of his mental health during the preparation.
“The preparation was intense and every day I studied like I’m writing exams tomorrow. And I think that is the recipe for success,” Ramotlou said.
Ramotlou thanked his parents and teachers: “The support from teachers not only from my school but teachers around the community. My parents were very supportive, psychologically, socially and economically. I’m grateful to have such parents.”
The minister is expected to announce the results of the matric class of 2021 this evening.
- * Inside Education