Michael Masutha has urged all offenders to make use of available educational opportunities.
The WC education, transport & public works depts have combined efforts to ensure undisrupted matric exams.
Exams start tomorrow with the Computer Applications Technology and Information Technology papers.
Pupils at public schools throughout SA will sit for their final exams next month.
Helen Zille and WC Education MEC Debbie Schafer will today announce their targets for the matric final exams.
The Education Department acknowledges that some pupils are studying under difficult conditions.