Almost 700 000 matrics to write finals

2014-10-26 16:02

Johannesburg - A total of 688 660 matriculants are registered to write the 2014 National Senior Certificate (NSC) exam, the basic education department said on Sunday.

Of this number 550 127 were full-time and 138 533 part-time candidates, spokesman Elijah Mhlanga said in a statement.

The examinations would be held at 6 735 centres across all nine provinces from Monday, with the help of about 65 000 invigilators.

"The DBE together with the provinces will strengthen its monitoring of the 2014 NSC examination processes so as to ensure that the integrity and credibility of this exit examination is upheld at every examination centre," Mhlanga said.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga was expected to announce the outcome of the examinations on 5 January. The results would be released on 6 January.

President Jacob Zuma asked parents not to put too much pressure on children. "We also appeal to parents not to put too much pressure, but to provide support and encouragement," he said in a statement.

"We want all our learners to do well in the exams. However, there are many opportunities for learners who do not do as well, such as rewrite schools and colleges where they can learn all sorts of skills."

  • Jeff Ernie Kometsi - 2014-10-26 16:58

    Good luck to everyone of you..

  • Neels Minnaar - 2014-10-26 17:15

    With a pass rate of 30% not a lot of luck is needed to pass nowadays.

      Freddy van Wijk - 2014-10-26 17:31

      Just cook your CV like Pallo Jordan. LOL

  • Freddy van Wijk - 2014-10-26 17:25

    How many of those will leave SA to find jobs to be honest? How many will be sponsored by individuals who get no tax relief at all?

  • Mdu Mvelase - 2014-10-26 17:51

    Hey guys ur comments , LOL

  • sam.e.scapes - 2014-10-26 19:18

    This matric certificate will not be worth the paper it is written on for a lot of these kids.

  • piet.vanzyl - 2014-10-26 19:46

    Make it 700 001 and give that honour to Zuma....he is in desperate need of some help. Maybe education is a good start?

  • C'est moi - 2014-10-26 20:53

    The sad thing is that the standards have dropped so - Few international universities will accept our matrics who only need 30% in some subjects to pass.

  • catcha.wakeup - 2014-10-26 21:05

    I am offering odds of 1000 to 1 that the exams will not be done without controversy like exam papers not arriving on time, leaked papers and screwed up time tables. Brought to you by the incompetent ANC.

  • Frans van der Westhuizen - 2014-10-26 23:19

    700,00 jobs? Hell no there is 0

  • Jan van Riebeeck - 2014-10-27 14:16

    hope they don't get the same results as hlaudi motsoeneng... E, E, E, Eish. pa-teh-teak. and then appoint themselves the new minister of finance, or min. of the reserve bank.

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