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Mark capturing for this years National Senior Certificate exams have now begun. The department is said to be days ahead of schedule during this years matric marking season.


With the department nearing the end of this years Matric marking session, they are said to be ahead of schedule which further motivates there being no delay in the release of results.


Matric exam markers in the Free State are fearful to return to marking centres after eight markers tested positive for the coronavirus at seven different venues. 


National Teachers' Union wants matric markers to be randomly tested for Covid-19 at marking centres. Covid has now taken the lives of three markers.


The Director-General of the Department of Basic Education, Mathanzima Mweli, is concerned when it comes to social distancing not being undertaken at a Limpopo marking centre.


Free State's Education Department is confident that this matric marking season will go down smoothly, even with markers having tested positive and more having dropped out.


With concerns that matric marking could lead to outbreaks amongst teachers, some markers have already tested positive. The Department of Basic Education is committed to having no outbreaks during this marking season.


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.

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