Dept ready for matric exams
Pretoria - A total of 6 540 examination centres will be set up for this year's matric exams, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Thursday.
There would be 132 question papers written by 620 266 students. Of these, 512 029 were full-time students, she told reporters in Pretoria.
She said 53 question papers had been adapted for Braille and 45 for deaf pupils.
The exams start on October 24 and finish on December 1.
Marking in eight provinces will start on December 2. In Gauteng, marking will start on November 9 on a staggered basis as exams were being completed.
Marking will take place at 123 marking centres with 35 000 markers.
The minister said her department was fully geared for the national senior certificate exams.
"We can confirm confidently that we're ready to administer a credible NSC examination," she said.