Khutsong matrics doubt passing

UNSURE FUTURES: Khutsong students believe the four months of classroom diruptions will cause them to fail matric. Pic. Mbuzeni Zulu. 13/08/07. © Sowetan.
UNSURE FUTURES: Khutsong students believe the four months of classroom diruptions will cause them to fail matric. Pic. Mbuzeni Zulu. 13/08/07. © Sowetan.

Mfundekelwa Mkhulisi

Mfundekelwa Mkhulisi

Several Khutsong grade 12 pupils say they will fail their final examinations despite the "catch-up camp" in Taung.

They say the four months of class disruptions in Khutsong had negatively affected their exam preparations.

"I did not go to Taung because I know I will not pass. Taung came too late. I don't think I can recover," said MacDonald Makholwa, a grade 12 pupil at Tswasongu Secondary School.

He said teachers at his school had promised to help matric students who had not gone to Taung.

But by 11.30am yesterday, Makholwa had already finished his school day.

"I attended mathematics and physical science classes only," he said.

Pupils from Badirile High School said they were going to pass their matric exams though they did not go to Taung.

"Our teachers are doing all they can to prepare us for the exams," said one pupil.

The education department's spokesman Charles Raseala said the Taung camp was doing well.

"We have 375 students at the camp.

"Our doors will remain open for all Khutsong matrics," said Raseala.

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