Mahikeng- North West Premier Supra Obakeng Ramoeletsi Mahumapelo has called on the matric class of 2016 to remain focused on the task at hand, ahead of the start of their exams this week.
"We are confident that the class of 2016 will do us proud and sustain the improvement in the results we have recorded last year. As we wish them good luck, we also encourage them to concentrate intensely on their books, and ensure that they excel in the exams," said Mahumapelo who urged churches, parents and families of these learners to give them the necessary support throughout the final examination period.
Premier Mahumapelo said the provincial administration was serious about supporting learners who do well in their studies, citing as an example the province’s Kgetsi-Ya-Tsie Bursary and Skills Development Fund that is aimed at assisting learners who struggle to pay their tertiary tuition fees.
The fund was launched by Premier Mahumapelo last year to help students in the province who struggle to pay their tertiary tuition fees, and assist in facilitating increased access to educational opportunities for the youth in the province.
The matric final examinations are scheduled to start on Wednesday.