GOOD LUCK, MATRICS
Good luck to all the matric learners who’ll soon be writing their year-end exams across South Africa. The article “The successful student” (4 October) contains many useful tips for managing this stressful period, which is the most important time of your school career. You worked hard throughout the years and the moment has finally arrived.
It’s time to show hard work pays. If you have work you still need to cover, it’s never too late. A good matric pass doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll go places but it means you’re in line for success. After all, matric isn’t everything but it unlocks a door to the next level.
Your parents may not be able to send you to the institution of your dreams but remember an excellent pass will qualify you for financial aid such as bursaries and study loans. Remember to think carefully about what you want to study as this will determine what opportunities you’ll have once you start looking for a job. GODFREY MALIBE, ACORNHOEK
I’d like to appeal to the family and friends of students who are writing matric to do all they can to support these learners. Matric is an extremely tough year and students have enough internal pressure which, when combined with pressure from family and friends, can be debilitating.
Please be kind to matriculants and let them know there’s life after that final exam – pass or fail. Genuine support is a priceless gift. QHAWEKAZI KHANYILE, EMAIL