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MIXED REACTIONS ON MATHS
Vuyiseka High School matrics are relieved mathematics paper 2 is finally out of the way. Photo by Buziwe Nocuze  ~ 

THE SunTeam spoke to several matrics after they wrote mathematics paper 2 yesterday.

Salang Motshegwe from Grenville High School in Rustenburg, North West said she and fellow pupils practised maths for many hours, but the paper was difficult.

Vuyiseka High School matrics in Philippi, Cape Town said the paper was frustrating.

“We had three hours but I still couldn’t finish. Right now we are trying not to be discouraged because we still have to prepare for other papers. We’re relieved the paper is finally out of the way,” said Busisiwe Mthatha (18).

Mcebisi Ngobese (18) from Klwana Combined School in Babanango, KZN said the paper was challenging.

“I was aiming for level six but I think I’ll get level five because I didn’t answer all the questions,” he said.

Koketso Moloto (19) from Mohlakaneng High School in Seshego, Limpopo said: “I’m positive that I’ve passed the paper.”

Xolisa Mehlonakulu (18) from Louis Botha High School in Bloemfontein, Free State said he got most of the questions right:

“It was okay but I encountered a few difficult questions.”

  • Meanwhile, on Friday, the education department condemned a letter circulated with the department’s logo claiming that mathematics paper 1 had been leaked. But the department said it had no knowledge of any leaks.

Education spokesman Elijah Mhlanga said: “This information is false. While the so called circular has our logo, it has no address, contact details or the name of the author.

“It’s clearly designed to cause confusion. We urge parents, teachers, pupils and department officials to ignore the fake letter.”

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