The nine students were among more than 53700 full-time candidates across the Western Cape who wrote their first National Senior Certificate (NSC) exam yesterday.
Sinethemba Senior Secondary School principal Nelson Poopedi said the school was doing all it could to assist their affected pupils to prepare for maths, their next exam.
“Only one of the pupils is still in need of a uniform, so she wrote wearing her home clothes.
“I spoke to them after the exam and I believe they did their best and will continue to do so. They already have textbooks and we provided a space for them to study.