Almost 700 000 matrics to write finals

2014-10-26 16:02
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Johannesburg - A total of 688 660 matriculants are registered to write the 2014 National Senior Certificate (NSC) exam, the basic education department said on Sunday.

Of this number 550 127 were full-time and 138 533 part-time candidates, spokesman Elijah Mhlanga said in a statement.

The examinations would be held at 6 735 centres across all nine provinces from Monday, with the help of about 65 000 invigilators.

"The DBE together with the provinces will strengthen its monitoring of the 2014 NSC examination processes so as to ensure that the integrity and credibility of this exit examination is upheld at every examination centre," Mhlanga said.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga was expected to announce the outcome of the examinations on 5 January. The results would be released on 6 January.

President Jacob Zuma asked parents not to put too much pressure on children. "We also appeal to parents not to put too much pressure, but to provide support and encouragement," he said in a statement.

"We want all our learners to do well in the exams. However, there are many opportunities for learners who do not do as well, such as rewrite schools and colleges where they can learn all sorts of skills."

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