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Motshekga Hounours Top Achievers At Breakfast

WENDY MOTHATA|

THE Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga has commended the matric class of 2021 for their hard work amid COVID-19 challenges.

Motshekga was speaking at the breakfast session held at the Houghton Hotel in Johannesburg on Thursday.

The purpose of the breakfast session was to honour the 2021 matric top achievers from public schools.

More than 800 000 learners wrote the 2021 National Senior Certificate examinations in 2021.

Motshekga and the Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule congratulated each top learner for their commendable performance in the exams.

The minister said that it’s not easy to be a top leaner in the largest public examinations in the region

This day provides us with an opportunity to celebrate excellence

“The class of 2021 is literally and figuratively a class of its own. It is the only class so far that has studied for two consecutive years under the state of disaster to mitigate COVID-19. And you have made it, you survived and now you are amongst the top learners in the country,” she said.

Motshekga used the opportunity to thank teachers and principals of schools for their support. 

Motshekga further urged learners to continue working hard and move South Africa forward.

“You couldn’t be here if you were an ordinary child. You carry the future of this country, you carry the hopes and aspirations of this country. You have really done well for yourselves,” she said.

She further said that the class of 2021 is the epitome that success comes at a price.

The minister is expected to announce the results of the matric class 2021 this evening.

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