The time to seal off the precious school days has arrived. With all the hassles that school-going children have to bear for 12 years, nothing is compared to the joy that comes with a good pass in matric.
Seasons in life would come and go, but those who survive are those that are ready for all sorts of challenges.
The major challenge this time around would be to obtain a pass with good mark in the National Senior Certificate.
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This is the race of life. A matric certificate becomes a passport these days that can help open doors to both institutions of higher learning and the job market. Candidates need to avoid certain time wasters that might interfere with their state of readiness to write their exams.
Parties, social networks, drop-in visitors and spending time with people who are not in the same situation might deter a person’s dreams. Those who might not have been doing well, have an opportunity to defy all odds and surprise many.
All grade 12 learners should remember that “the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing” in this case the ‘main thing’ is studying and nothing else.
Take these tips to try and make studying interesting: formulate groups to work together because teamwork always breeds good results. Make sure you have enough rest in the interval of your studies. Seek help from those who you think have a better understanding of the subject. Learners should be careful not to procrastinate.
This year we celebrate the year of centenarians Dr Nelson Mandela, who this year has been dedicated to, and struggle heroine Mama Albertina Sisulu. Both would be turning 100 this year. To honour those who brought us this democracy, grade 12 learners have to improve the 2018 results.
On behalf of the municipality, I would like to urge all parents to not exert unnecessary pressure on these young people, instead give them unconditional support that will help change their lives for the better.
The Mayor of the Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality Cllr JM Mbele would like to wish all the Class of 2018 all the best in their final exam. Never cease to pray because God is able to give you strength and courage to make things happen.