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WC expects undisrupted matric exam season

The WC education, transport & public works depts have combined efforts to ensure undisrupted matric exams.

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CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape departments of education, transport and public works are combining efforts to ensure an undisrupted matric exam season.

Thousands of candidates began their 2014 National Senior Certificate exams today, with many commuting on public transport to their exam venues.

Reports of unreliable transport services have led the City of Cape Town to appeal to all commuter partners to assist in getting students to their exams on time.

Candidates who arrive more than an hour late for an exam will not be allowed to write.

Western Cape Transport MEC Donald Grant says, "We have made an appeal to our public transport partners to provide the necessary support and ensure that no scholar is prejudiced".

Pupils will write their English higher language and first additional language exams today.

ZUMA WISHES MATRICULANTS WELL

President Jacob Zuma has wished all matriculants well for their final exams.

He has urged pupils to study hard but to also give themselves time to rest.

Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj says, "We appeal to parents not to put too much pressure on them but to support them. We want all our learners to do well in the exams."