Umalusi ready for end-of-year exams

2013-10-14 13:19
Umalusi CEO Dr Mafu Rakometsi. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

Umalusi CEO Dr Mafu Rakometsi. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Umalusi is ready for the end-of-year examinations, CEO Mafu Rakometsi said on Monday.

"I can report to you that our system is ready for the 2013 final examinations," he told reporters in Johannesburg.

"Every year this goalpost will shift as our processes become even more refined and our quality checks become even more stringent."

Rakometsi was briefing the media on the readiness of the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training for the 2013 examinations.

He said that even though the focus was on the matric exams, a similar process was followed for all other exams.

System 'not perfect'

The system was "not perfect", but every year Umalusi strove to improve this and fill any gaps, Rakometsi said.

Umalusi is a statutory body that monitors and improves the quality of general and further education in the country.

It also monitors and moderates pupil achievements, and evaluates whether education and training providers have the capacity to deliver and assess qualifications and learning programmes.

Umalusi acting COO Vijayen Naidoo said the target of approving 130 examination papers had been reached.

"All question papers have been approved," Naidoo said.

All necessary security measures were also in place.

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