Matric exams: Minor hiccups as 7?171 write in KZN

2011-10-18 00:00

MATRIC examinations kicked off nationwide yesterday with 7 171 candidates in KwaZulu-Natal writing computer application technology practicals and information technology.

Pupils will be writing practical papers this week before tackling English on Monday.

In the province 127 044 full-time and 23 342 part time candidates are expected to sit for the National Senior Examinations, which end on December 1.

Basic Education department spokesperson Panyaza Lesufi said exams went well across the board, but for minor hiccups in KZN and the Western Cape. There were power outages in some schools, he said, “The rule is that if the power outage lasts for longer than two hours, the exam has to be postponed.

“Luckily it did not come to that, but we are still waiting for the reports from the districts.”

Two Limpopo pupils aged 18 and 20 appeared in court yesterday for allegedly trying to purchase maths and physical science papers for R2 000 from an education official.

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