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Matriculants face extraordinary times as they sit for final exams

A SONG that goes “things change, people change” reminds me of Grade 12s who will sit for their final exams on Thursday, November 5 2020.

Matriculants face extraordinary times as they sit for final exams

Change because 2020 is an extraordinary year for all, and particularly for
matriculants -thanks to the pandemic that has made us change how we live,
change how we do things and change how they have to write their exams.

A record of more than one-million Grade12s will sit for their National
Senior Certificate exams, nationally.

According to Gauteng MEC for education Panyaza Lesufi, as the department
they’re ready to welcome students who will be seating for their exams and
have made all required means such as adherence to Covid-19 to be up to
standard.

He did however, indicate those with Covid-19 symptoms will either write
exams in ‘sanitised special rooms’ or sit for their exams next year as
supplementary.

“We cannot take a chance when coming to adherence because it means we will
compromise other students, teachers and their families. We shall not,” he
pointed out strongly.

As for uMalusi- quality assurance body- it believes its all system go, so
are education departments in all provinces.

“There will be no extraordinary adjustments made to this year’s National
Senior Certificate due to COVID-19, assured uMalusi.

The first public schools exams start this Thursday and end on 15 December,
with uMalusi expecting results to be released in February 2021.

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