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Almost 900 Matric exam paper markers quit and had to be replaced in Gauteng just as the marking season commences. Marking began on 4 January and is set to finish up on 22 January with around 45 000 markers being recruited across the country.

With the Department of Basic Education aiming for marking to be done in two weeks, concern has now surfaced as Covid can strike anytime and disrupt the marking processes. Marking of matric exam papers commenced on 4 January.

The first official day of Matric marking is done and dusted following a year full of bumps and even some controversies when it comes to the Matric Class of 2020. With marking underway, the Department hopes to finish on time and deliver results on time as well.

Teacher unions are voicing their concerns when it comes to the marking of matric exam papers and teachers' safety while doing so. NAPTOSA has said that there is a psosibility that markers could have withdrawn their duties. Marking of the 2020 matric exam papers commenced today as Matrics are expected to receive their results on 23 February.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced when the marking of the NSC exams will begin, as well as, when the department will present the irregularities report to Umalusi.  

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.

Matrics will start their final exams tomorrow, are they ready? Even with all the changes and movements made due to the pandemic, Matric learners and Government officials all over the country have been preparing for the final exams. 

As Matrics have their last day before starting exams, almost 200 inmates at South Africans prisons will join them and are due to write their Matric final exams which starts tomorrow across the country. Correctional Services says the assistance given to the inmates allowed them to prepare adequately.

Just one more sleep to go and candidates will be sitting down for the 2020 National Senior Certificate examinations. Ramaphosa has sent out a heartfelt letter to Matrics wishing them the best of luck.

The Department of Basic Education has announced that Matrics who present with temperatures of 38°C or more during the screening process will be allowed to write but will need to do so in isolation. This year will see 1 058 699 Matric learners sit down to write their National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams starting 5 November.