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WHAT should have been a motivational visit to a Limpopo schools by MEC for education Namane Masemola during the matric exams turned out to be a damp squib yesterday.
At the time of his visit to Seshego High School dozens of Grade 12 pupils were writing the English first additional language paper under the National Curriculum Statement.
Masemola and a few officials from the provincial department were at the rural community school as part of their assessment of examination procedures.
Amid widespread fears of alleged leakages in some parts of the country, Masemola said it would be extremely difficult for exam papers to be leaked in Limpopo.
"Tight security measures are in place to curb such nefarious activities," Masemola said.
Though the MEC was assured of "impressive results" by the pupils, he left the school less impressed due to their lack of interest in pursuing teaching after completing their matric.
"After interacting with several pupils in the province I'm confident that this province will perform better than during the previous years," Masemola said.
"Most of the pupils say they have dedicated a lot of time throughout the year so that they can achieve better results."
He said he was inspired by the confidence he sensed in one of the pupils, Marcia Mohomi, who said she was confident that she was not only going to pass but would pass with flying colours.
But Mohomi's words could not brighten Masemola's day since he was looking a pupil who was ready to enrol for a teaching degree after matriculating.
Of the Grade 12 pupils who were writing their exams yesterday only Koena Maleka showed interest in teaching.
Masemola promised Maleka that if he passed well the department would give him an all-expenses-paid bursary of R50000 to further his studies.