39 665 candidates will write Mathematics Paper 1 today.
There is an increase in the numbers of candidates who took pure Mathematics in this academic year. In 2020, 28 925 candidates wrote Mathematics and in 2021, 34 470 and this year there is a notable increase which is much appreciated.
“The Department wishes that the majority of learners could choose this subject considering the impact it has in unlocking future economic spinoffs. To this end, the Department established the OR Tambo Mathematics, Science and Technology Academy to facilitate a conscious effort to increase the numbers of learners in these subjects as well as the pass rate,” said the Department.
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The Academy also offers in service training to teachers who are teaching these subjects in the Province. The Department takes this opportunity to extend best wishes to all candidates who will be writing Mathematics on Friday.