IEB ready for matric exams

2012-10-19 16:16
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Johannesburg - The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) announced its readiness on Friday for the upcoming Grade 12 matric examinations.

CEO of the assessment body, Anne Oberholzer, said it was all systems go for matric pupils expected to sit on Monday for their non-official language examinations, such as French, Portuguese and German.

"Learners have already completed their oral assessments and practical examinations which include Information Technology, Computer Applications Technology, Visual Arts, Music, Dramatic Arts and Life Sciences," she said.

On Thursday, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said all nine provinces were ready for the exams.

"We are confident that the 2012 exams will proceed as smoothly as it has been in past few years. We cannot foresee any major discrepancies," she said.

A total of 527 335 full-time pupils and 120 352 part-time candidates would write the exams, and 264 question papers had been moderated and approved by the quality assurer, Umalusi.

The last IEB examination would be written on 28 November.

- SAPA

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