Matriculants all the country put pen to paper
By Mandisi Tyulu
29 October 2008
Grade 12 pupils around the country will begin testing their knowledge today as they tackle the first of 28 nationally set papers in the matric exams.
There is still a great deal of unhappiness among teacher unions about the lack of adequate preparation for the first outcomes-based exams.
It is reported that Sadtu secretary general Thulas Nxesi was quoted as saying the issue of lack of proper training and development, or a teacher development strategy will definitely impact badly on the outcome of the exams
But the Union’s media officer says that they like to convey a massage for a best success to matriculates writing their exams for 2008.
“According to our provincials’ educational conveners the system is in a high state readiness in terms of logistics, so we do not expect any hitches.”