South African’s National Liberation Movement
ANC CONGRATULATES THE MATRIC CLASS OF 2023 ON THEIR EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENTS
The African National Congress (ANC) heartily congratulates the Matric Class of 2023 on their commendable achievements in the National Senior Certificate examinations. This year’s results not only reflect the resilience and dedication of our learners but also stand as a testament to our nation’s enduring commitment to basic education.
The Class of 2023, encompassing 723,971 full-time students, 181,143 part-time students, and 34,626 progressed learners, has faced unprecedented challenges, notably the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite these obstacles, our students have demonstrated remarkable fortitude and adaptability.
We are especially proud to note that the rigorous process of examinations was upheld with utmost integrity, supported by 207 meticulously prepared question papers, 72,500 diligent invigilators, and 52,500 dedicated markers. These figures position South Africa at the vanguard of educational excellence within the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
The ANC-led government’s unwavering commitment to equitable and fair education has ensured that every candidate was given a fair opportunity to succeed, thus leaving no one behind. The successful implementation of the curriculum recovery strategy, devised by the Department of Basic Education, has borne fruit in these outstanding results.
As we celebrate these achievements, we must also acknowledge the concerted efforts of teachers, administrators, and the broader educational community who have tirelessly worked to ensure the delivery of quality education under challenging circumstances. Their commitment has been crucial in nurturing the potential of our youth.
The ANC believes that basic education is the cornerstone of empowerment and progress. The success of the Matric Class of 2023 is not just an individual triumph but a collective victory for our nation. It reaffirms our belief that through perseverance and unity, we can overcome adversity and continue to forge a path towards a more enlightened and prosperous South Africa.
We urge our matriculants to continue striving for excellence in their future endeavours. May they carry forward the legacy of determination and success as they transition into the next phase of their lives, contributing positively to the nation-building process.
The ANC stands committed to continuing its investment in the basic education sector, ensuring that every South African has access to quality education that prepares them for the challenges of the future.
Together, we move forward, stronger and more united in our quest for educational excellence.
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