Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza has wished the 2017 Grade 12 learners well for their examinations, which begins today.
Premier Mabuza said he believed in the learners that they would perform better and excel in their results as long as they prepared thoroughly for their exams.
“We hope that the 2017 Grade 12 class will also make us proud as a province. We have full confidence in their abilities and we are rallying behind them during this period in their lives.
“This is a crucial moment in their lives which will dictate their future, they need not to panic but they should stay focused and concentrate on what they have learnt throughout the year.
“As a provincial government we have done everything in our power to help them achieve their dreams, the ball is now in their court, let them go out and make the best of the opportunity.
“They are one step closer to achieving their dreams by acquiring good results, only the sky will be limit for them,” said Mabuza.
The Premier reiterated that the provincial government hoped and intended to improve the matric results by 10 percent, from the current 77.1 percent to 87.1 percent.
Mncwango is spokesman in Mabuza’s office