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matric class of 2020


Yesterday was the first day of Final exams for Matrics after a very strange year. The 2020 academic year was full of surprises for everyone and Matrics have had to adjust quickly to it all. So how did the exams go while we're in this pandemic?


Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, told the public that right now, she is not too worried about the Matric pass rate. Matrics started their final exams yesterday after having a bump filled 2020 academic year. Although students are stressed, they are excited as well. 


The Western Cape Education Department was left out when it came to being notified about the latest Matric exam changes. WCED will now hold further engagements with the Department but has also made decisions on how they will operate.


The Department of Basic Education has previously been concerned when it comes to the enrolment and pass rates in gateway subjects. Now that the time has come for learners to embark on their Final Matric exams, Government will be focussing on how Matrics perform in these subjects closely.


The Department of Basic Education announced that they have decided to allow Matrics who test positive for the coronavirus to partake in the 2020 final Matric exams. Matrics officially start writing their National Senior Certificate today and will end on 15 December.


Today is officially the first day of the 2020 Matric final exams and we all wish them good luck! This year will see 1 058 699 individuals sit down to write which is said to be the highest recorded number of candidates writing exams in SA history.

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