Power cut fears for Cats exam

2008-10-29 00:00

SCHOOLS are holding their breath for today’s three-hour Computer Application Technology (Cats) exam, which they describe as the “big one” and are anxious as Cats is a technical and practical examination, one they have no control over.

“Our biggest worry right now is the power supply. Our school received a notice stating there would be no electricity today and I was up and down trying to sort that out because that would be a tragedy,” said one principal.

However, speaking to The Witness yesterday, Mlungisi Wosiyana, acting deputy for Msunduzi’s infrastructure services, gave the assurance that no power cuts will take place today.

“We are obviously also very sensitive to the situation and have asked the electricity business unit not to schedule any outages in their maintenance schedules today,” he said.

Meanwhile, exams for additional languages will resume in the afternoon sessions from 2 pm until 4.30 pm.

sphumem@witness.co.za

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