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Can you remember the nerves you felt when walking into that exam venue to write your final paper? Twitter does, and has subsequently bestowed messages of luck to South Africa’s Matrics beginning their final exams today.
#Matric2017 began trending early Monday on the social network, as users across the country joined together to talk about something that isn’t direly depressing for a change.
Politicians, Twitterati and universities lead the conversation as ANC MEC Lindiwe Sisulu wished the students “all the best” while calling them the “future of this nation”.
Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay Athol Trollip reiterated that the students’ “hard work will pay off”.
— Lindiwe Sisulu (@LindiweSisuluSA) October 23, 2017
I wish the Matric Class of 2017 all the best for the Senior Certificate exams, beginning tomorrow. Your hard work will pay off. #Matric2017
— Athol Trollip (@AtholT) October 22, 2017
Everything of the best to the matriculants as they begin their exams today 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿
— Tumi Sole (@tumisole) October 23, 2017
While the University of Johannesburg used Adam Levine as inspiration.
— University of JHB (@go2uj) October 23, 2017
Other users gave hearty advice, which included completing past papers, copious amounts of revision and lots of prayer.
To the Matric Class of 2017 breathe, do past papers, relax, read carefully&don’t let your anxiety take over… enjoy your paper. #Matric2017
— Nandi Madida (@Nandi_Madida) October 23, 2017
Piece of advice to the class of 2017; Don’t forget to pray !!! And good luck . #Matric2017
— Nqobile . Jele 👑 (@__nqobile) October 22, 2017
Classof2017 revise 2014 2015 2016 question papers …..wish you all the best #Matric2017
— Sam Noqwaka yatchy (@noqwaka_samkelo) October 22, 2017
Others reassured Matrics that they’d be fine.
Good luck with ur final examinations. Don’t sweat it guys. Just do your best and study, I promise its not as tough as they say.
— Elsher (@Elsher12) October 22, 2017
But some were more focussed on finding the perfect meme.
— Simphiwe Sbu Duma🇿🇦 (@SSbudaDuma) October 23, 2017
— Bryan 🏇 (@_BlackZA) October 23, 2017
As for the students themselves? Some just wanted Twitter to shhh.
We appreciate the messages and everything, but y’all giving us more stress 😓 #Matric2017
— Eleutheromaniac🌈 (@SisterAbigail06) October 22, 2017
While others we’re as prepared as ever.
DEAR MATRICULANTS OF 2K17:
We got this🤝✊🏾👩🏽🎓 pic.twitter.com/ySqHxvtmV3
— 🎓Palesa👩🏽🎓 (@palesa_chidi) October 22, 2017
— #GqomIsTheFuture♥♥ (@Lucia_RadebeSA) October 23, 2017
Examinations begin today, with the final paper scheduled for 29 November while results will be released in the first week of January 2018.