Some North West schools to open early so pupils can write exams

2016-01-04 13:21
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Rustenburg - Schools in Kopela, near Delareyville, will reopen early this year to allow pupils to write their final exams, the North West education department said on Monday.

They would reopen on Tuesday and pupils would have two weeks to prepare for the exams, spokesperson Elias Malindi said.

"On 18 January 2016, they will sit for their final examination and on 29 January teachers will give them their academic reports. Learners who have passed will be promoted to higher grades in which the academic year will start on 1 February 2016, unlike in other areas," he said.

Schooling was disrupted in September when residents torched a high school, two primary schools, and a clinic during a protest to demand electricity, water, and roads. They also wanted the clinic be open 24 hours a day.

About 1 500 Grade 1 to 11 pupils from the Kopela, Kelebogile, Thebeyame and Ramokonyane primary schools, and Noto Secondary School, did not attend classes and were unable to write their final exams.

The department took 55 Grade 12 pupils from the Noto Secondary School to a camp in Vryburg, where they studied and wrote their exams.

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