Marking of matric papers completed

2013-12-20 12:51

Matric marking has been completed and the results will be released in the first week of January, says the department of basic education.

“The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, will release the 2013 National Senior Certificate examination results on January 6,” it said today in a statement.

The results released on this day will be the overall pass rates nationally and provincially.

The results of individual pupils will be available on January 7 at schools and in print and online media.

The department said its 35?000 markers, working in 118 marking centres, had completed their task on December 15 and the subsequent data-capturing process had been concluded.

A total of 57 690 full-time and 130 646 part-time candidates sat for the 2013 matric examinations in 6 699 exam centres.

Quality assurance by Umalusi will now take place.

The department said it had added new security features, including a watermark and a serial number, to the statement of results that will be issued to pupils.

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