“Let us all support the future of our learners. The province needs educated future leaders who will be able to contribute in realising the goals of the National Development Plan 2030,” said Kgetjepe.
He also welcomed the prayers for Grade 12 examinations and called on congregations to pray for smooth running of the examinations.
The prayer services are held in different churches around the province. The sessions also serves as encouragement to learners to double the study efforts for the examinations.
In Limpopo, 118 737 learners will be writing their exams to be conducted in 1 693 centres across the province. The Grade 12 examinations started on 19 October 2015 with Computer Application Technology and Information Technology papers.
The writing of major subjects will commence on 26 October 2015 and conclude on 27 November 2015. On Monday, learners will sit for English first paper in the morning. In the afternoon, learners will write Consumer Studies plus Hospitality Studies.
Education MECs across the country are expected to visit schools to monitor and ensure smooth start to the examinations.