One week before matric final exam sit down
By Ofentse Mokae
19 October 2009
The final countdown has begun with only a week left before this year’s matriculants begin writing their final exams.
More than half a million registered candidates will sit for the finals which begin on the 26th of this month.
Most provincial education departments say they are more than prepared for the exams.
Minister for Basic Education, Angie Motshekga last month told the National Assembly that the department was ready and confident that the 2009 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination will be successfully administered.
She said that clear plans have been put in place to ensure that all candidates received their results timeously.
This is in light of the trauma the class of 2008 had, which saw most of them receiving their results this year, while some got incomplete results.
This year’s matriculants will be the second lot to write exams based on the National Curriculum Statement.
The results of the exams will be released on the 7th of January next year.