Matrics unhappy over ‘packed’ final exam timetable
SHORTLY after their matric English paper two yesterday, Nyonithwele Secondary School matrics expressed their unhappiness over the timetable for their final exams.
Speaking to The Witness, Sabelo Dladla, Phendukani Dlamini, Kwanele Makhanya and Siphesihle Mahlinza all agreed that they were constantly under pressure as all the major subjects were squeezed within one week.
“Though I know I did well in this exam, having major exams within one week has made studying dreadful,” said Dladla.
“I constantly don’t know which exam to dedicate most of my time on, and that is why I think studying in advance should always be emphasised,” said Mahlinza.
While Dladla and Mahlinza said the exams they had written thus far were all good, Dlamini and Makhanya had a tough time with maths paper two.
“I was heartbroken at the fact that there were questions I could not answer, it was just sad,” sighed Makhanya.
All four pupils said they were excited to be going to university, but were not ready to be far away from their families.
“I’m going to study electrical engineering at the University of KwaZuluNatal, and that’s as far as I am willing to go,” said Dladla.
“I wish I could go study somewhere far, but I need my family close by. At least I can just get on a taxi and head home when I miss my family as phone calls are just not enough,” said Mahlinza.
Speaking about their career choices, Makhanya said it was very important to him that his family was supportive because he was able to choose a career he was passionate about.
“It is easy to become a dropout when life gets tough, if your parents chose your career ...” he said.
Matrics under the National Senior Certificate will be writing their life science paper one exam today, while those under the IEB will be writing mathematics paper one.