The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has urged parents to help create a conducive study environment for their children writing matric examinations.
Thousands of matriculants on Monday sat for their first paper of the 2017 final exams.
In the Western Cape, 8079 learners will write their computer applications technology exam.
WCED ministerial spokesperson Jessica Shelver says parents must create quiet spaces to support learners during this period.
Parents need to create a safe and quiet environment at home for learners to study.— Jessica Shelver, WCED ministerial spokesperson
She says libraries and after-school MOD centres across the province are also available as an alternative to at-home study.
A total of 51 984 full-time learners and 13912 part-time candidates will write matric exams in the Western Cape.
Shelver says the department wishes all matric learners the best of luck.
Matric exam results will be announced on 5 January 2018.
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