IEB matric results tomorrow

2011-01-03 00:00

THE wait is almost over for thousands of matriculants who wrote the National Senior Certificate exams set by the Independent Examination Board (IEB) — the results will be available tomorrow.

The IEB examinations are written in about 168 independent schools across the country. This year 8 209 candidates sat for the examination, an increase of 153 over last year’s 8 056 candidates.

IEB CEO Anne Oberholzer told The Witness the results could not be released on December 30,as has been the case in previous years, since the board had not by then received approval from the regulatory body, Umalusi.

Later on Thursday, however, the 2010 Umalusi Council approved the release of the results of the IEB exams, the National Senior Certificate exams conducted by the Department of Basic Education, and the National Certificate examinations conducted by the Eksamenraad vir Christelike Onderwys, which are written by about 1 100 candidates.

Umalusi was not able to give an unqualified result for the Eksamenraad, citing “systematic” problems such as the writing of an accountancy paper that had not been approved.

The declaration of integrity and the credibility of the results by Umalusi is based on integrity reports from various quality assurance initiatives focusing on the exam system. But special attention is also given to irregularities that might have compromised the examinations.

Oberholzer could not comment on the results, but said the IEB examinations and all marking had gone without glitches.

“Even though everything went okay, there is always that concern because exams are a delicate thing,” said Oberholzer. She spoke to The Witness on Thursday before she was told of Umalusi’s approval of the release of the IEB results.

The IEB National Senior Certificate results will be distributed to participating schools today, but will be available to candidates tomorrow. The results will be published in tomorrow’s Witness.

Candidates can also view their results on the IEB’s web page: www.ieb.co.za, or SMS “Results” with their exam number and date of birth [ccyymmdd] to 082 443 6451.

The Department of Basic Education will officially release its results on Thursday.

The Witness will carry the full Independent Examination Board (IEB) results tomorrow and the National Senior Certificate results on Thursday. Look out for details, stories and pictures of KZN’s top perfor­mers.

National results have been embargoed until 6 am on Thursday, and in terms of our agreement with the Education Department, we are unable to release individual results before then.

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