By Minister Debbie Schafer, Western Cape Minister of Education:
Today marks the midway point for our Grade 12 learners who are writing the 2015 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations.
Our officials have been working around the clock to ensure that the NSC process is faultless and I must thank them for their hard work and dedication at this stressful time of the year.
Overall, I am happy with the way in which the examinations are progressing and I am also pleased that to date, no irregularities have been reported.
I must extend my appreciation to parents and members of the community in general for the continued support over this stressful period.
I know that for some, the first half of the examinations has been a tough one, with many of the more popular subjects having already been written such as Mathematics, History, Geography, and Physical Sciences.
There are however, some big examinations that are still to come such as Language Papers, Business Studies, Civil Technology and History Paper 2.
The 2015 NSC examinations will continue until Friday, 27th November 2015.
This is a reminder that candidates are required to be available up to the 4th of December for any eventuality – such as the need to rewrite a paper.
To all the NSC candidates – I would like to congratulate you on coming this far and motivate you to stay focused until you have completed your final examination.
This is the final stretch after a long 12 year school career. These next three weeks are critical and we wish all our candidates writing the best until the final exam.
Candidates are reminded that they can phone the WCED’s Safe Schools Call Centre if they need to talk about any anxiety and stress they may be feeling. The toll-free number is 0800-45-46-47.