Matric exams off to smooth start: KZN Education

Matric exams off to smooth start: KZN Education

The Department of Education officials say the matric exams got off to a smooth start in KwaZulu-Natal. 

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Steve Bhengu

"We are very much happy with the manner in which thing panned out. We have our monitors that were monitoring throughout the province and the reports we are receiving is that everything went well," says KZN Education spokesperson Muzi Mahlambi. 

More than 200 000 Grade 12s sat for English Paper 1 on Wednesday.  

Business Studies and various languages will be written on Thursday. 

Mahlambi doesn’t believe the latest round of load shedding will impact the exams.

"Luckily, we are done with the papers that require electricity. All papers that we are going to be writing just require a script and a pen."  

Newswatch caught up with some Grade 12s from George Campbell Technical High School in Durban after they put their pens down on Wednesday. 

Siyabonga Dlamini says he feels good about his first paper.

"At first, I was nervous because I didn't know what to expect. I thought the paper will be extremely hard since we are writing our final papers but going into the exam venue, I found that the paper wasn't too bad and all that I had learned came back to mind and I recalled everything and the paper went smoothly." 

Macaylin Gounden says he cruised through his exam. 

"It was really easy to answer and easy to understand. I managed to finish all the questions in the given time that we had." 


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