In a matter of days, thousands of learners from across our province will be sitting for their Grade 12 final examination. This is a moment of pride, joy and great anticipation for the learners, teachers and the parents.
On behalf of the Provincial Government, I congratulate all our Grade 12 learners for having made it thus far and wish you all of the best in these examinations.
I call on you to use the few remaining days before the exams effectively and prudently. This is the time to suspend all activities that are not helpful to your studies including time spent on Social Networks such as Facebook, Whatsapp, and etcetera.
Our hopes for an 80% Matric pass rate rest on your shoulders, and we have confident that you will not disappoint our expectations.
Limpopo experienced the worst academic period when about 30 schools were torched in Vuwani earlier this year. I am happy that theres determination and hard work on the side of learners and educators. The work done so far shows we have covered enough ground.
The back to school campaign is bearing fruit, and one must congratulate both learners, parents and communities for their efforts in making education fashionable despite the earlier setbacks.
The special ingredients to help achieve this target are; hard work, focus and discipline.
Remember that a good pass is a master key that opens all doors to opportunities and a better life; with a good pass you can be admitted to the best universities in the world, enjoy freedom to choose your study field and get all the financial assistance you may need.
I urge you to always remember the words of our icon, Dr. Nelson Mandela that Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mine worker can become the head of the mine that a child of farm worker can become the president of a great nation
I once again wish to extend my best wishes to you, and remember that there is no substitute to hard-work.
Chupu Stanley Mathabatha
Premier: Limpopo Province
Kenny Mathivha ( Premiers Spokesperson)