Eastern Cape – Pupils enrolled to write their matric exams in the OR Tambo Coastal District (previously known as Lusikisiki) are not confident that they will achieve good marks in mathematics.
A number of pupils in Flagstaff said they did not feel ready to write their final exams that are set to start tomorrow and continue until November 28.
A pupil (who did not want to be named) from Flagstaff Comprehensive High School said although she felt ready for her exams, she was scared to write maths.
“Mathematics is the only subjects that frustrates me. The teacher just passes each chapter without ensuring that we have all understood clearly. I am really struggling and have dedicated myself to attend extra classes and study groups. But I doubt I will make it. For mid-year exams I did badly in maths so that clearly shows that I will not make it,” she said.
Yamkela Nosenga from Palmerton High School in Lusikisiki says she has applied to study medicine at Walter Sisulu University, although she also felt that maths was her biggest frustration and would be the subject that holds her back.