Last Day For 2022 Matric Exams

NATIONAL NEWS

By Staff Reporter

POLOKWANE-Basic Education witnessed an increase in full-time candidates for the 2022 National Senior Certificate. Irrespective of this cohort facing a number of challenges, they have finally reached their last day of the matric examinations.

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) confirmed that there has been a gradual increase in the number of matric full time enrolments in 2022, compared with previous years.

With the total number of enrolments increasing from 733 198 in 2021 to 755 981 in the 2022 school year.

Due to this increase, the department made provision of 11,215 more markers (bringing the total to 52,801) compared to 41,596 markers in the previous year.

According to the department, the increase in markers is in keeping with the increase in learner enrolments.

The matric class of 2022 kicked-off its National Senior Certificate year-end examinations on 31 October 2022, in a statement, the Education Department said:

The exam period comes to its end on 7 December 2022 across all nine provinces.

Unfortunately, this year’s matric final exams were marred with protest action, particularly in Mpumalanga, as some question papers couldn’t be delivered to schools due to the demonstrations.

On the other hand, Gauteng matric learners were barred from going to school due to protest action and this resulted in 50 learners not writing their exam on the particular day.

However, DBE spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga announced that the Education Department has set aside dates for the affected learners to rewrite different subjects.

@Tzaneen Voice

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