Marking on track amid tight security

2011-12-09 00:00

AN “irregularity-free” marking process is a must, Education MEC Senzo Mchunu told teachers during his visit to Durban marking centres yesterday.

Provincial education officials, including head of department Nkosi Sishi and senior exam manager Barney Mthembu, visited centres at V. N. Naik School for the Deaf and Durban High to confirm that all was going according to plan.

Mchunu told the teachers: “You are the most important people and we are calling for maximum alertness.

“We understand that it is not easy being out of your comfort zones and away from home.

“You were selected because you are the best in your field and we are looking forward to an irregularity free session.”

It is four days into the marking process, but the stress of scrutinising exam scripts all day has taken its toll on the markers, who looked tired.

Security around the centres is tight and all the markers had their tags.

Journalists were barred from the centres, as was an Umalusi official who recently visited the centre and had forgotten his tag.

Department officials confirmed that marking is on track in the province’s 29 marking centres.

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