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Govt 'working to ensure' SA’s education system benefits matriculants

Government has wished all matriculants well as they prepare for their finals at the end of the month.

FILE. Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says government is working to ensure that the country's education system produces young people who can meaningfully participate in the economy.

Radebe was speaking at a prayer service for matriculants in Ivory Park in Tembisa on the East Rand on Saturday.

Over 800,000 candidates will sit for this year's final exams across the country.

The minister says government has invested a lot in infrastructure programmes to ensure that young people from all walks of life have access to quality education.

"Enabling you, young people, to walk tall so that in all walks of life, you are able to get to school."

Radebe has urged pupils to make use of every opportunity available to ensure a better future.

"Take advantage and build your skills for a better tomorrow."

Government has wished all matriculants well as they prepare for their finals at the end of the month.

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