IEB ready for matric exams

2012-10-19 16:16

Johannesburg - The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) announced its readiness on Friday for the upcoming Grade 12 matric examinations.

CEO of the assessment body, Anne Oberholzer, said it was all systems go for matric pupils expected to sit on Monday for their non-official language examinations, such as French, Portuguese and German.

"Learners have already completed their oral assessments and practical examinations which include Information Technology, Computer Applications Technology, Visual Arts, Music, Dramatic Arts and Life Sciences," she said.

On Thursday, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said all nine provinces were ready for the exams.

"We are confident that the 2012 exams will proceed as smoothly as it has been in past few years. We cannot foresee any major discrepancies," she said.

A total of 527 335 full-time pupils and 120 352 part-time candidates would write the exams, and 264 question papers had been moderated and approved by the quality assurer, Umalusi.

The last IEB examination would be written on 28 November.

  • robin.stobbs.9 - 2012-10-19 17:19

    OK, so the IEB is ready but how about the pupils who had had to cope with teacher strikes and non-delivery of text books. Madam Angie you're a waste of oxygen - stop trying to tell us the pass percentage will be higher than last year (unless of course you will again lower the pass rate resulting in more illiterates trying to get into University) and don't tell us all pupils are ready when you and your departments have been unable to give the pupils the study time and facilities they deserve.

  • SharonE - 2012-10-19 18:05

    OK, so now we have heard from all the stakeholders that they are ready for the matric exams, from the IEB to the cleaning staff. One question, though - are the matrics ready?

  • Godfrey Mosolotsane Pman - 2012-10-20 19:29

    There is no such thing as ready, how can they say the pupil are ready after not recieving text books in time and not being in class for a couple of week the minister of education is stupid and selfish i am sorry to say this.

  • dellia.berkett - 2012-10-21 23:02

    The IEB is the Independent Examinations Board... used by the private schools, NOT government schools. Will the matrics be ready... YES a resounding YES, the IEB matriculants will be very ready, as private schools are not affected by madam Angie and her waste of oxygen department.

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