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As students get closer to writing their final exams, it becomes important that all the information learnt and hours spent doing homework and 8:30 a.m. lectures is retrievable on exam day. 

 


If you're a matric student and you've been wondering what a matriculation exemption is, then keep reading to find out. 


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 NAPTOSA has said that there is a psosibility that markers could have withdrawn their duties.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.


The Gauteng Department of Education announced that late online registration admissions are now open for grade 1 and 8 learners. 


The Department of Basic Education recently presented the findings of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2019, this shows how South African learners have been faring in comparison to the rest of the world. 


During a briefing in Pretoria, Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, announced when the matric results will be released and spoke about the readiness of schools during the current pandemic. 


Matric exams have officially come to an end, but the drama still continues. The Department of Basic Education has released more details about those behind the leak of one of the matric exam question papers. 


More than 1 million candidates were registered to write the final matric exams this year. Now that the exams have come to an end, the department is certain that its efforts had a positive impact on learners.

 

 


The decision made by the Department of Basic Education and Umalusi to have all the matrics rewrite the two leaked exams was overturned by the high court in Pretoria. Which according to Mweli has caused the department "unprecedented crisis".


More than 300 000 youth in South Africa have been employed as education and general assistants, more than 19 000 will be welcomed to address academic disruptions caused by Covid-19 in the Free State. 


Learners in South African schools were thrown into the deep end this year. Now, some parents and learners are even contemplating scrapping the year and redoing it. The Minister addressed this while answering questions on school attendance.


Graduated and needing to make extra money? Well, the Department of Basic Education might just be your saviour. They have now partnered with Harambee Youth to bring you thousands of jobs as Education Assistants at public schools.


The Department of Basic Educations has issued a set of revised protocols for schools to follow for Matric exams. These protocols were released a few days into Matrics having already started exams and confused many around the country.


The new exam regulations for Matrics which were announced last minute has caused confusion and chaos across schools in the country, especially in the Western Cape. Government has now decided to release a detailed circular on the protocols to follow.


With the exam season right around the corner, I think now is a great time to talk about how to crush your final exams.


Have you ever been studying hard and felt prepared for the exam but when you walk into your exam your mind goes blank? As you sit down to start your tests you notice your sweaty palms and a pit in your stomach.

 


I want our young people to know that they matter, and that they should not be afraid.

 

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