Friday, December 28, 2007

Helen Zille wishes matric learners well

By Ilhaam Hoosain and Anele Siwa
28 December 2007

Friday, 28 December 2007, the day matric results are released nationally, will pave the way forward for many matric learners, while for few of them it will come with disappointment.

“This is the last matric exams as we come to know it and this class of 2007 ends an era. I hope it will end on a high note, but because of the teachers strike, and other things, it look set to be a year where we have to moderate expectations,” says Mayor of Cape Town Helen Zille.

“To all matritulants my very, very best wishes for the future, use your opportunities, go out there and make an effort, because people who make an effort get the rewards. Good luck and all happiness,” says the Mayor.

While some youth may go out celebrating their results this evening, others who did not make it will be faced with the disappointment and lack of surety for what next year may bring.

“A lot of kids might be feeling that they may not have made it, (that) they didn’t study enough, and they stress. There is a big gap between when they start the exams and when the release date arrives,” says South African Depression and Anxiety Group Janin Shamos.

According to Janin there is a lot of stress that the matrulants are going though at the moment and it’s very important that they do speak about out how they are feeling so that they can get support from family and friends.

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